Potential Telephone Scam

Posted by: Joe - Posted on:

Last week, a scammer telephoned a patient claiming to be from a local Kirklees GP practice.

They asked for the patient to confirm their identity asking details such as their name, address, date of birth etc.

Thankfully, the patient was vigilant and realized this was a scam and the telephone number shown was a London number and the call was made prior to the surgery being open.

This methodology has also been reported in Scotland, where similar calls were made impersonating local pharmacies. – Primary Care Bulletin, West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board 18/04/2024