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Phone scam targets Washington health professionals

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The Washington State Department of Health (department) has been notified that scam artists are calling various health professionals across the state claiming suspicious activity with their license. Reports indicate that scammers are using department phone numbers as their own.

This appears to be part of a larger extortion scheme related to scammers posing as government officials. This is not how the department or boards/commissions operate, and all health professionals should be skeptical of anyone making such demands.

Please be aware that the department, boards, and commissions will never call you asking for your DEA number, private information, or looking for payment. If you receive a call and want to know if there is a legitimate issue with your credentials, please contact us at [email protected].

 

Posted November 15, 2019