The Dental Board of California has issued an alert about a scam targeting licensees of the California Department of Consumer Affairs boards and bureaus. A scammer, posing as an employee of the state Acupuncture Board, is reaching out to licensees in an attempt to gather their personal information.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be an employee of any board or bureau, the DBC advises you to:
Never disclose any personal information, such as Social Security numbers, birth dates or credit/debit card numbers. DCA staff will never ask for credit/debit card numbers or information over the phone.
The contact information for all DCA boards and bureaus can be found on the DCA’s website.