Caller name: SCAMMER
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
9/16/19 @ 12:56PM CDT
This number is, in fact, a SCAM. Because I was unable to answer this call, they left a message. The message begins, "Hello, this is... hello, this is United Healthcare Community Plan calling for [yes, they knew my name]. Please call us toll-free at 1-866-384-6171 and enter the 7 digit confirmation code so we know it's you [redacted]. [Message repeats] Thank you. Goodbye.".
Initially I called the number back, but before entering the 7 digit code they provided, I decided to simply Google the number they called from to verify its association with UHC. The ONLY results were pages like this. I called UHC who checked with their Housecall Programs & verified that this number is not affiliated with them at all. I was ultimately transferred to their fraud dept. who stated that the previous call they received was about this exact phone number. If they call you & you want a laugh, just waste their time. They are scammers. As long as they're busy with someone who already knows it's a scam, they won't be scamming anyone else.
To anyone reading this, NEVER provide ANY information about yourself or your family to ANYONE calling you. As soon as they reveal that they want information from you, hang up & call the company directly from 1 of their official websites or ads. ONLY provide info to companies you are 100% certain of who they are. With the tech these scammers use today, they can make the caller ID display your own phone number, so never trust that. Always call companies for yourself. If they want to talk with you about something, they will be able to see it in their system. Be diligent! Be skeptical! And question EVERYTHING! The truth will always stand up to investigation.