Potential Telephone Scam

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Last week, a scammer telephoned a patient claiming to be from a local Kirklees GP practice. They asked the patient to confirm their identity using personal details like name, address, date-of-birth etc. Thankfully, the patient was vigilant and realised this was a scam as the telephone number shown was a London number and the call was made prior to the surgery being open. This methodology has also been reported in Scotland, where similar calls were made impersonating local pharmacies.

Please be vigilant when answering calls claiming to be from the surgery, and if you are any doubt, please hang up and call us back on the surgery direct numbers.

Lepton: 01484 606161

Kirkheaton: 01484 420616