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Suspicious Health Survey Calls Causing Concern

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Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:06:15 EST

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reminding citizens to be extremely cautious when participating in health-related surveys. This reminder comes after several people have complained about suspicious phone calls. In recent instances, the caller claims to be calling "from the health department" and then asks questions on ethnicity and religion and may be trying to sell goods or services. Kenneth Bramlett, Inspector General for the Georgia Department of Public Health tells WGXA, "Right now, we do not know the real reason for the calls or what the caller is truly looking for. We do know the calls are not coming from the Georgia Department of Public Health.” The Department of Public Health does occasionally use telephone surveys to gain information on health trends but stresses they will never ask for religious information, never ask for credit card information and will never try to sell goods or services. Residents with questions or those wishing to report a suspicious call should contact the inspector general at (404) 656-4688.

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