Written Scams

Written scams often involve threat of or "immediate" suspension of a license. While the example below was received as a fax, it's possible scammers may email or mail these types of written scam letters as well.

Here’s an example of a scam fax received by a TSBP licensee.

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The scammer used a letterhead that appears official, and some “true” information about TSBP (phone number, address) to build the semblance of legitimacy in this document. The scammer also contacted the licensee by phone from a number appearing to be TSBP (known as "spoofing") to obtain the licensee’s personal information. Learn more about telephone spoofing and how to protect yourself against these calls from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) website here.

Luckily, the licensee contacted the TSBP office directly to confirm the legitimacy of the supposed disciplinary action. TSBP staff were able to confirm that the scammer was not a TSBP employee.

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