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Scammers pose as Department of Health officials in fraudulent schemes


November 12, 2020

OLYMPIA—Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Do not send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity.

This warning comes in the wake of at least two apparent attempts to defraud Washington providers. One attempt failed, but the other proved costly to a dentist.

In that case, the dentist received a call from someone spoofing the Department of Health’s telephone number, along with two bogus faxes. One claimed to be from the Department of Healt...

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