Update: They're still calling me. This time I told them to give me the information they had and I would verify if it was correct. They refused to do that saying it was "against company policy". Next time I'm asking for a call back number, which I'm sure they will refuse.
What should I do if they keep calling? The number is blocked so I don't know who it is but is there any way to get them to stop calling me?
Recently, maybe a month ago, I applied for health insurance for myself and my girls. I received a call today. They were claiming to be some group affiliated with my insurance and they wanted to do a survey. The first question was asking me to confirm my birthday. I didn't answer.
I asked the woman again for the name of her company. She gave me the name again and said we're affiliated with your insurance, you didn't get your card yet?
I said no, and that I was not comfortable giving out any information via phone. I'd rather wait until I got the card and confirmed with my insurance company that they were indeed affiliated with this other company before I completed any survey and that survey would be completed at their office, not over the phone.
Another red flag was that she called the house phone, which is a number I did not give them.
She said she understood and hung up.
I hate calls like this because I never know when it's a scam or when it's the actual company calling. To be safe I don't give out any information regardless, but is there a way to tell if it's a scam? Like certain questions you can ask or something?
Thanks ladies, I feel much better. I'm glad I had a right to be concerned and wasn't just being paranoid.
ETA: DH said that it was indeed a scam. I told him they asked for me by name, but that I did not give the insurance company my home number. He also said that if they were legit, then they wouldn't have asked for my birthday. Instead, they would have stated, "We have this down for your birthday 'date here'. Is this correct?" Same for address and other info.