Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued the following announcement on Feb. 20.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is warning of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Illinois Board of Dentistry. The scammer spoofs the call number to make it appear like it is from a Department number (217-785-0800). At least one call has been reported in Illinois already, and a similar scam has also been reported by the Iowa Dental Board.
Please be advised:
• The Board of Dentistry will never call someone and demand money or information. If you receive a phone call like this, hang up immediately.
• Never give your credit card number or personal identifying information over the phone if you did not initiate the call.
• Be wary of callers who try to intimidate you into making a quick decision or ask you to "act immediately."
For more information on the different types of phones scams, please go to the Illinois Attorney General's website.
Original source can be found here.