Scammers are pretending to be your GP, GP Receptionist or Community Pharmacist. Stop and think before you give out any personal information. For example, your GP surgery or community pharmacy will never ask you:
– for personal details such as name, address or date of birth
– to set up an account to have medicines delivered to your home
– for your bank details to cover costs of prescriptions or medicines
If you have any doubts whatsoever, hang up, wait 10 minutes, then ring 101 to report the incident to the police. Even if you think it’s too minor to report, do ring them as a repeated pattern of incidents can often help catch scammers.
Source: Healthwatch Richmond