IDFPR warns of new scam

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Phone scam claims involvement from Board of Dentistry

information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 21, 2020) – 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.”

More information about different types of phones scams is available at the Illinois Attorney General’s website: