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Telephone Scams Targeting Individuals About Scheduling Vaccine Appointments Reported

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network advises individuals not to provide financial information to unsolicited callers about scheduling a vaccine appointment.

Milwaukee, Wis. — 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: datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Publications/Phishing402.aspx.