Health District in SE Nebraska Warning of Scam

BEATRICE -Public Health Solutions Health District reports it’s been made aware of a telephone scam where someone apparently is misusing a local health district phone number.

District Spokesperson and Registered Nurse Kim Buser says it may be part of a national telephone scam that has affected other governmental organizations in Nebraska, including the Lincoln Mayor’s office.

When looking at their caller I-D, residents are being misled to believe the call is coming from the Public Health Solutions Office.  They would hear an automated message telling of a trip or a prize, of some kind.

PHS officials say the district will never call someone to tell them they’ve won a prize or to sell you a product.  Health district staff members will always identify themselves before discussing personal information.  Buser says if you receive one of the suspicious calls, simply hang up.

Buser says people can verify the call or a staff member’s credentials by calling the health district office, at 402-826-3880.  Staff members are also listed on the district’s website….

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