McFarland Clinic physicians in Carroll are warning citizens of a phone scam targeting residents in the community. Several area residents have alerted McFarland Clinic staff of recent phone calls in which the caller identifies themselves with McFarland Clinic.
In this telemarketing phone scam, the victim is told he or she owes money to McFarland Clinic and is asked for credit card information. The phone caller lists McFarland Clinic’s phone number on the caller ID. Residents should not make payment to these callers under any circumstance.
McFarland Clinic does not call to ask for credit card numbers over the phone. We mail paper statements and offer online bill paying with a secure login.
McFarland Clinic wants to educate community members to help protect against this fraudulent phone activity occurring in the area. Here are some ways to protect yourself:
- Do not provide personal information to a stranger who calls, regardless of what appears on your caller ID display.
- If you are unsure if the caller is a criminal posing as someone else, hang up and call the business identified.
If you have any questions or concerns or to report a telemarketing scam call, please call the McFarland Clinic Carroll Office at 712-792-1500.