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Scammers are taking advantage of health being top of mind for people right now during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Galesburg Police Department says thieves are cold calling people pretending to be healthcare workers from local hospitals. And it’s not just in Galesburg. The calls are happening all over the Quad Cities region, and there are some surefire rules to follow so you don’t fall victim.
“I’d rather be wrong and doubt, than not doubt and wish I had,” says Bettendorf resident Ginger Childress.
Childress wasn’t expecting a call, but the familiarity of the area code was enough for her to pick up.
“At about 9:30 the phone rang. It was a 563 area code. I answered it, and a gentleman said ‘this is Davenport Medical Center, are you still having trouble with your back?’” says Childress.
Instead of answering the question, Childress asked her own.
“I asked the gentleman ‘what doctor asked you to call me?’…