You are here

Home » WMC warns medical providers to beware of scams claiming their medical license has been suspended

WMC warns medical providers to beware of scams claiming their medical license has been suspended

OLYMPIA — The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) is warning the public that scammers are once again posing as the Commission.
 

The scammers use technology to pose as the WMC by replicating the Commission’s phone number and provide the practitioner’s medical license number. In this version of the scheme, doctors are told they are being investigated for drug trafficking and need to stop practicing medicine immediately. 

The WMC does not make calls such as these. Any medical license holder facing discipline receives several letters from the WMC, which include legal documents and timelines for responding.

  • If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Washington Medical Commission notifying you of a suspended license, hang up immediately and contact the Commission directly at 360-236-2706.
  • Do not trust callers who use threats to bully or frighten you. Legitimate investigators will not ask you to stop practicing medicine or for money.
  • Please help spread the word about this scam by sharing this information with your friends, family and colleagues.

If you receive a suspicious call, do not send personal information, or money, or accept that your license has been suspended and stop work. Call 360-236-2706, or email the WMC right away. You can also file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office.
 

###

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.