Washington DC – The DC Department of Health (DC Health) is warning the public that its main office telephone number (202) 442-5955 is being used as part of a “Caller ID Spoofing” scheme. This entails people making phone calls where they falsely identify themselves as DC Health employees and falsify caller ID information to make it appear that the call is coming from DC Health. These callers have threatened to withhold medical services or supplies if personal information is not divulged by people who answer the phone.
No employee from the District of Columbia Department of Health will ever ask for personal, clinical or financial information over the phone. If you receive a call of this nature, please hang up and report it to the Federal Communications Commission or the Federal Trade Commission.