Spectrum Health alerts residents to scam calling reports

Submitted to the Herald Review

REED CITY — Spectrum Health hospitals in Big Rapids, Reed City and Ludington are warning area residents to be aware people have received spoofing/scam phone calls from parties who claim to be representatives of Spectrum Health. These bogus calls are seeking credit card information and other personal details.

If you are not 100 percent sure of the legitimacy of providing personal or financial information over the phone to any Spectrum Health entity, please ask the person for a call-back number and first contact customer service at 1-844-879-6180.

The persons making these recent phone calls are in no way associated with Spectrum Health and are seeking personal financial information for unlawful reasons and their own personal gain. Many of these callers are very sophisticated and are using Spectrum Health or one of its hospitals as the caller ID, making it look like a legitimate phone call.

If you receive one of these scam calls, please report it to your local police department.