Hospital Text Message Scam in Southern Wisconsin

It has recently hit the local news that cybercriminals are sending out text messages claiming a loved one is in a local hospital and that recipients should click a link to contact the hospital to check on the loved one.

 

This is a scam and officials are urging anyone that receives the text to delete it and not click on the link.

 

The text scam has a variation of the following message:

 

"This is [Name] Hospital texting. Your 'friend' is with us now. Condition was worrying. You please find us…"

 

The messages are filled with spelling and grammatical errors. Please note that UW Health does not send text messages about sick family members, friends or neighbors.


Date Published: 05/15/2019


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