(KTVE/KARD) — Local authorities are advising residents to be aware of a new scam that has been reported where phone calls are being made from an 888 area code stating that they are with hospitals across the region and encouraging residents to pay their balance over the phone.
The latest reported act took place in Catahoula Parish on June 3, 2023, as reported by the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Department.
“Verify with the hospital that you actually owe this amount and pay through the hospital. Scammers are busy trying to scam today!” – Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Department
Residents are encouraged to avoid any potential of being scammed to not pay a requested balance if you receive a call but instead if you want to pay by phone make sure you establish the contact.