SCAM ALERT: "Renewal Notices" for ABMS
Please be on the alert for the following scam (received via fax recently at the Medical School):
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has issued an alert about an unauthorized marketing campaign being used by a website called "boardcertified.com." Diplomates of ABMS member boards are being targeted and have received fax messages ("Renewal Notices") from the site, bearing the ABMS and American Medical Association (AMA) acronyms. The message states that if the form is not completed and returned with a fee to the site by a certain date, the recipient's "membership" will expire and his/her "online listing" will be deactivated.
ABMS warns diplomates that "boardcertified.com" is not a licensee of the ABMS, or AMA, and is not authorized to use the ABMS or AMA names or acronyms. ABMS also states that a failure to return the form or pay the fee will not have any effect on the diplomate's certification or listing in the ABMS database. Questions or information about this unauthorized effort should be directed to the ABMS at 847-491-9091, ext. 3005. Alternatively, you may contact Yale University Procurement at firstname.lastname@example.org.