Friday, July 8, 2011

Medical Board of California Issues Fraud Alert re Imposter Investigator

The Medical Board of California has issued a "Physician Fraud Alert" warning that several physicians in the Los Angeles area have been contacted by a individual impersonating a Board investigator. The individual has been asking for the physicians' social security number and credit card information, and threatens cancellation of the physician's license if the physician does not comply. Unfortunately, the Alert does not provide any further description of this individual.


This individual is not associated with the Board. If a physician is contacted by an individual requesting social security or credit card information, the physician is advised to contact local law enforcement and the Board. Physicians are cautioned to take necessary precautions to protect their personal financial information.

Here is a link to the Alert: http://www.medbd.ca.gov/physicianFraudAlert.html

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