Yesterday afternoon, the Piedmont Health District received a call on their call-in line from a resident of the District reporting a potential phone scam. A resident reported that they had received three calls over a 7 day period from a male individual stating they worked with Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The call displayed as (804) 865-2386 on caller id (3X). The caller garbled his name each interaction and would not clarify when requested. Each call started with health related questions (Diabetes, heart disease, etc) but the resident would hang up before going to far into it.
If Piedmont Health District staff are calling residents to work the COVID-19 response, we will clearly identify ourselves in addition to providing a call back number.