The Vermont Board of Medical Practice has learned that some licensees have received an email message claiming that the State of Vermont requires licensees to respond to the message and verify demographic information in order to maintain their medical license. That message is not from the Board of Medical Practice and you should not respond to it. IT IS A SCAM
When you are required to respond to the Board you will be asked to use your secure, online account, or you will receive instructions asking you to respond using our State of Vermont email addresses or postal mailing address. If you ever have any questions about whether a communication that purports to be from the Board is legitimate, you can contact us directly or verify our contact information on this webpage.
For any licensee who has responded to an email that asked you to provide personal information, your information may have been compromised. Typically the purpose of those scams is to engage in some kind of identity theft or other fraudulent scheme. Information about how to protect yourself is available on the website of the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program, which is operated by the University of Vermont and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.
David K. Herlihy
Vermont Board of Medical Practice