Cape police warn of hospital scam

FOX 4 Staff

Cape police warn of hospital scam

CREATED Apr. 19, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police are warning of a possible scam going on at local hospitals. 

CCPD received information that an unknown suspect was calling patient rooms at Cape Coral Hospital, pretending to be affiliated with the hospital.  The suspect was claiming to be verifying the insurance of the patients and was asking for their social security number and other personal information.

Hospital staff would not obtain patients social security numbers or any other personal information via telephone.  Please do not provide personal information over the phone to anyone claiming to be employed with the hospital while you are a patient.

If you were recently a patient in the Cape Coral Hospital and someone called your room and solicited your social security number and/or other personal information, please monitor your bank statements and credit report.  If you have been a victim of fraud, please call CCPD to file a report.