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Possible phone scam in Prosser

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PROSSER, Wash. - Prosser Memorial Hospital is warning people of possible fraudulent phone calls. A Prosser resident recently reported a phone call from a man claiming to be a member of Prosser Ambulance.

The caller asked for personal information including name, date of birth, social security and medical history to be kept in a database in exchange for money. He said he would store the information in the possibility of the resident ever needs an ambulance. 

Julie Petersen, Prosser Memorial Hospital Administrator says, "Please do not give out personal information over the phone such as social security number and medical history. If you receive a call of this nature please gather information from the caller such as name and phone number and report it to the police."

Prosser Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or any other hospital department will never ask for specific patient information such as medical history and social security number over the phone.