Sacred Heart warns of new scam targeting locals

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A local hospital is warning community members about a phone scam
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire says this week its switchboard has received several calls from people who say they were contacted by someone from the hospital.

Sacred Heart says the scammer has been telling folks that a loved one had been airlifted from the hospital and now the family members would have to pay the bill with a credit card.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospitals say it would never call with critical information or ask family members to pay.

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