from the State Medical Board of Ohio
New Phishing Scam Affecting Med Board Licensees
The Medical Board has been made aware of an email phishing scam that is being sent to our licensees. The sender claims to represent the Ohio Secretary of State and is attempting to gain access to your personal information through a fraudulent request to validate your profile. There is no need to validate your user profile. Do not click the link or input any sensitive information.
If you receive a suspicious email from someone claiming to represent the Ohio Secretary of State, take these steps to protect yourself:
Do not reply
Do not open any attachments, as they could infect your computer
Do not click on any links. If you have clicked on links in a suspicious email and entered confidential information, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and review the commission's information on identity theft at www.identitytheft.gov
Delete the email
The board will send additional updates, if needed.
Please note, the email address used by the scammers may change from the example shown below.