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WMC warns medical offices of scam


January 29, 2020

The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) has been alerted that scam artists are calling clinics, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies posing as the WMC or medical board. These scam artists have increased the deceptiveness of the tactics by using direct phone numbers to WMC staff. The callers usually say a complaint has been opened on the physician or pharmacist. In the past, callers have said there is a problem with a physician’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.

This is not how the WMC, state regulators, state medical boards, or the DEA operate. All practitioners should be skeptical of anyone claiming to be with the WMC making such demands. Be aware the WMC will never c...

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