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Providence: Alert to Potential Telephone Scam

ANCHORAGE, AK Providence Alaska Medical Center has received reports of a potential scam involving a caller claiming to be conducting a customer satisfaction survey on behalf of Providence and asking for personal health and financial information.

According to information received by Providence, the calls originate from out-of-state telephone numbers, area codes 954 and 947. The number and extent of the calls is unknown, but they appear to be random.

Providence does not ask for financial or health insurance information during customer satisfaction surveys. Alaskans who receive this type of call should refuse to provide any personal information, collect details about the call and file a police report online with Anchorage Police Department at: http://www.muni.org/departments/police/pages/default.aspx

For more information on telemarketing scams: http://www.ftc.gov/phonefraud

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Providence Alaska Medical Center is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: www.providence.org/alaska.

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