Scam alert! Look out for fraudulent calls!
OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) has been alerted that scam artists are calling clinics, Dr. Offices and individuals posing as the WMC or medical board.
These scam artists have increased the deceptiveness of their tactics. Some have claimed to be investigators or other staff. They have knowledge of bank accounts and other personal information. They have asked for social security numbers, cell phone numbers and money.
Please be aware this is not how the WMC, state regulators, and state medical boards operate. The WMC will never call you asking for private information or looking for payment.
All practitioners should be skeptical of anyone claiming to be with the WMC making such demands. If you receive a call like this and have questions, please contact us at Medical.Commission@wmc.wa.gov.
The WMC promotes patient safety and enhances the integrity of the medical profession through licensing, rule-making, discipline, and education. Learn more about the commission at WMC.wa.gov. Follow the WMC on Facebook and Twitter.