They called me and the first things they asked for were my date of birth and social security number...scam! I hung up right away.
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Called three times, ten minutes apart. I answered on third call, usually don't answer unidentified calls. They asked for me by name, said they were "medicredit" and I owed ... then line started beeping repeatedly and I hung up. I don't owe anybody any money. This is a scam. I called the number back, company never identified by name. I've paid all my medical bills on time. Don't send them money without documentation that you've checked against your own records!
The company is medicredit. They're a collection agency. I just received a call from them, didn't answer, checked the number and called back. The lady I spoke to was polite and helpful. She explained what I owed and to whom. To my knowledge I've paid all my bills so I asked for paper copies of whatever they think is outstanding to check against my own records. I'm assured they are on the way now. Here's the thing, as much as I hate the US healthcare system, you have to pay your bills. Don't ignore calls from this number. If they are chasing money you don't really owe you're going to have to take that up with whoever passed them your details. Unfortunately America doesn't have a single-payer healthcare system, so if you got medical treatment, you have to pay for it.
This was from a collection agency; I've been working with them over the past seven months due to lost paperwork from a hospital stay, but today was the first time they called *me*. Every interaction I've had with their agents has always been pleasant and non-confrontational- perhaps mine is a rare exception, but I've never tried to weasel out of paying my bill.
I spoke with them the other day and then they called 9 other times that day. All calls were 10 minutes apart.