Phone caller is an imposter
A phone caller falsely posing as a health department worker has drawn the attention of state government. The caller is said to be seeking private information and contacts South Carolinians about recent surgeries, saying they may be eligible for a re-imbursement. But the state Department of Health and Environmental Control says the caller is an imposter. DHEC is not associated with the caller and has referred the matter to the state Law Enforcement Division. If a DHEC employee were to contact you, the employee will provide appropriate identification and a legitimate phone number. If you get a suspicious call, contact law enforcement.