ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD) is warning residents of a new phishing scam occurring in Sweetwater County where the caller pretends to work for a pharmacy in an effort to obtain personal information.
According to an RSPD Facebook post, the department has received numerous reports from residents about phone calls they are receiving from a person claiming to work for Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy. The caller tells the resident that they have a prescription ready at a pharmacy and attempt to obtain personal information. Most of the residents being called haven’t used Walgreens as their regular pharmacy.
“The caller pretends to be an employee of Walgreens or CVS and says ‘We are attempting to verify information for a pending prescription,'” the post states. “If the potential victim continues the call, they will ask for driver’s license information, social security, insurance information, and other personal identifying information.”
This is a “phishing” scam and aims to obtain personal information for identity theft or insurance fraud purposes, the department stated. If you receive a call like this, please do not give out any information.
The best thing to do if you receive this type of call is to hang up and call your local pharmacy and ask them about any potential prescriptions.