GPs and their staff are advised to be aware of a business directory scam that appears to have surfaced again. The scam involves practitioners or practices being contacted either by phone or letter, sometimes both, regarding a listing in a business directory. The contact could be false renewal notice for non-existent entry or a call to confirm details for the listing, with an invoice then being sent for the listing.
For more information on scams or to report one visit the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission’s Scamwatch website.
More on the false billing or directory scam