Beware of a new scam. A caller from 844-924-7733 (a known scam number from off shore) says they are calling from Walgreen’s Pharmacy and need to verify information such as birthdate, etc. to fill a prescription.
See an article below. And never give personal information on the phone. Tell them you will be contacting your pharmacy branch directly or better yet, go into your local pharmacy to share that information if possible.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Source: ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago
NILES, Ill. (WLS) --
Multiple suburban Niles residents have reported receiving bogus calls from someone pretending to be a Walgreens pharmacy employee, police said Tuesday. The calls come from several area codes, police said. Several included the 402 area code. The callers' numbers may look legitimate via caller ID, but are an actual different number, Niles police said. The caller identified themselves at being from the Walgreens pharmacy and says, "We are attempting to verify information for a pending prescription." If the potential victim continues on the call, they will ask for driver's license information, social security information, insurance information and any other personal identifiers. This type of scam is called "phishing," and aims to obtain personal information for identity theft or insurance fraud purposes, police said.