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Scam Targets Physicians Nationwide

Two years ago it was fake DEA agents, and now it’s fake medical board investigators, but it’s the same scam.  Physicians are targeted by callers impersonating a Board investigator or staff member who tells the physician their license has been suspended due to criminal violations.  The physician is told to cease practice immediately but that the threatened suspension can be reversed by paying a fine or other compensation.  Sometimes the scam will include correspondence on fake Board letterhead in an attempt to add authenticity. 

The scammer may also tell the physician not to speak about the matter to anyone or risk further action. They often spoof Board or other state agency phone numbers. 

The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission will never contact physicians by telephone to inform them of a license suspension and will certainly never demand money or any other form of payment in this manner.

If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and contact the Board at (334) 242-4116 to report it.  You may also report the call to law enforcement.