Letterkenny hospital warns of telephone scam

Letterkenny University Hospital is warning of a telephone scam.
Letterkenny University Hospital is warning of a telephone scam.

Letterkenny University Hospital has urged people to beware of bogus telephone calls purporting to come from the hospital and during which money is being requested.

In a statement, the Saolta University Healthcare group, which runs the hospital, stated: “Letterkenny University Hospital has been made aware that a number of people have received bogus phone calls requesting advance payment for tests at the hospital. This is a scam.

“These phone calls are not originating from the hospital. The hospital never asks for credit card details over the phone or payment in advance.”

They continued: “If staff from the hospital contact a patient about an appointment, they always identify who they are, what Department they are calling from and carry out a three-point verification check to make sure that they are speaking to the correct patient.”