At Northern Light Health, our commitment isn't just about your physical well-being. We ask "How Are You?" because we genuinely care about every aspect of your health—including your mental and emotional well-being. That includes ensuring you're safeguarded against the stress of potential phone scams. Here are some essential tips to help you stay secure:
If you receive an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from a trusted organization, don't be afraid to question the caller if you’re unsure. A good way to verify their legitimacy is to hang up and call the organization directly using a number you know to be authentic.
Guard Your Information:
Never give out personal information like Social Security numbers, bank details, or medical records unless you initiated the call and trust the recipient.
Check Caller ID and Screen Your Calls:
While scammers can spoof numbers, if you don't recognize the number or it appears suspicious, let it go to voicemail.
Scammers often exploit current events. Being informed about common scams will make you less vulnerable.
Believe it or not, phone scammers will browse obituaries then contact grieving family members and pretend to be a representative from the funeral home to obtain financial information. Even when we are at our most vulnerable, it’s important to keep our guard up!
Educate Your Loved Ones:
Talk about phone scams with friends and family. Ask them, "How are you guarding against scams?" Sharing knowledge enhances protection for everyone.
Report Suspicious Calls:
If you believe you've encountered a scam, report it to the local authorities or file a complaint
with the Federal Trade Commission.
Sign up for the “Do Not” Call” list
: This action will remove your information from many call lists, reducing the amount of unsolicited phone calls you get and decreasing the chances of receiving a scam call. You can sign up online
or by calling 888.382.1222.
Remember, at Northern Light Health, we care about all aspects of your well-being. Every time we ask "How Are You?" it's a reminder to check in on both your health and your safety. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and most importantly, stay safe.