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New Licensing Scam Makes Rounds in Health Care Industry

10.22.2021

Responding to a report filed by Plunkett Cooney on behalf of one of its physician clients, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a joint scam alert yesterday to the state’s licensed professionals.

The alert focuses on a new attack by scammers posing as state officials to try and extract information and money from license holders under the guise that, unless they comply, their license could be in jeopardy. In this instance the attack occurred in the health care setting.

Plunkett Cooney reported the new scam, and state officials responded quickly to investigate the complaint and issue its scam warning. Don’t be fooled by such scam emails, phone calls and texts.

As indicated in the state’s alert, LARA will not contact license holders directly to ask for personal information. If license holders are in doubt about such a solicitation, they may call LARA directly at (517) 241-0199 or email BPLHelp@michigan.gov.

Please share this important alert with the license holders in your organization. As always, feel free to contact your Plunkett Cooney attorney whenever legal or business issues arise. We are happy to help.

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