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Posted on Dec 05, 2019

We came across this from the TBCE, and we wanted to share it with you.

 

Attention TBCE Licensees:

The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) has asked us to share that some chiropractic boards have reported a scam in which callers impersonate licensing board representatives and threaten to revoke practitioners' licenses if various fees are not paid immediately.

 

The FTC reports the following:

Government Agency Imposter Scams

Scammers impersonate government agents, threatening to suspend business licenses, impose fines, or even take legal action if you don't pay taxes, renew government licenses or registrations, or other fees. Some businesses have been scared into buying workplace compliance posters that are available for free from the U.S. Department of Labor. Others have been tricked into paying to receive nonexistent business grants from fake government programs. Businesses have received letters, often claiming to be from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, warning that they'll lose their trademarks if they don't pay a fee immediately, or saying that they owe money for additional registration services.

(https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/scams-your-small-business-guide-business)

The TBCE wanted to make you aware of this activity. The TBCE staff will never call you and demand payment over the phone. If you are suspicious of a telephone call you receive, please hang up and call us directly at (512) 305-6700 or email us at tbce@tbce.texas.gov.

 

Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a board representative seeking money should refuse the demand and report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission.

 

Federal Trade Commission Complaint Assistant

 

http://ftc.gov/Complaint.

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