Delaware school dist. warns of possible scam

April 23, 2008 8:50:09 AM PDT
The Brandywine School District is warning parents of a possible insurance scam. The parent of a student at P. S. duPont Elementary school got a call on Monday from someone claiming that her child had been taken Christiana Hospital and medical insurance information was needed.

The parent provided the information to the person claiming to be from Christiana Hospital. But when she tried to get more information about what had happened and the childs condition, the caller hung up.

The parent called the school and learned that her child was at school and had not been taken to the hospital. The parent also contacted police.

The Brandywine School District distributed a phone message to parents informing them of the districts policy in such situations and asking them to make sure their childs emergency information is on file.

There have not been any reports of other similar incidents.