Brooks Memorial Hospital reports telephone scam

Brooks Memorial Hospital Officials asked residents to be aware of a phone scam claiming to be related to the hospital.

“We have had several reports from community members of a number with an 866 area code calling and saying the contact information came from Brooks,” Director of Public Relations Terry Dunford said. “This is not true, it is a scam.”

Dunford said residents in the Dunkirk and Fredonia areas have been targeted and asked to pay a fee in order to win prizes.

“The hospital does not do anything like this. It is a scam. We recommend if you receive a call like this that you just hang up,” Dunford added.