Telephone Scams Targeting Individuals About Scheduling Vaccine Appointments ReportedMarch 11, 2021Telephone Scams Targeting Individuals About SchedulingThe Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network advises individuals not to provide financial information to unsolicited callers about scheduling a vaccine appointment
Vaccine Appointments Reported
Milwaukee, Wis. (March 10, 2021) — The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is being notified by patients of fraudulent calls they are receiving claiming to be from network representatives seeking credit card information to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. These calls are not from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network and the health network would not ask for credit card information over the phone relating to a vaccination appointment. These fraudulent calls are being reported from the phone number 1-800-805-5880 and the caller ID states it is from “Froedtert Systems.”
If you receive such a call asking for credit card information, do not respond and hang up. Call recipients may note the telephone number (if available) and contact their local law enforcement agency to report the incident.
For more information on what to do if you fall victim to an identity theft scam, visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection website: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Publications/Phishing402.aspx.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.2 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 52,807 and visits to our network physicians totaled 947,136.Contact:Stephen Schooffstephen.firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-805-2618