UVM Medical Center says “phishing” scam could affect more than two thousand patients

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Correction: An earlier version of story incorrectly reported that patient’s email addresses could be exposed.  It has since been corrected to read “addresses”.

Medical information, along with your address could be compromised.
A scam alert coming from UVM Medical Center, where two employees accidently opened a “phishing” message.

Up to 23-hundred patients could be affected.  There could have been access to patient information such as names, addresses, diagnosis and medications.  No social security numbers or financial information was exposed, according to UVM.  In addition to mailing out letters alerting people, a call center will be established starting Monday. 

Starting July 24, patients can call 1-800-383-5522 with any questions they may have.

According to UVM Medical Center, “This situation is comparable to what many people experience in their private life when personal email accounts are compromised, resulting in all of the account holder’s contacts receiving a spam message.”

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