The APTA Georgia office has learned of a potential scam related to licensure that targeted one of our members. As part of the scam, the licensee was called from someone claiming to be from the APTA Georgia office. The licensee noted that our APTA Georgia office number was spammed during the call, as the caller made an attempt to falsely represent themselves as a member of the APTA Georgia office. The caller used publicly available information about the individual’s license, name, and place of work, in an attempt to scam or mislead the member.
Please note that APTA Georgia (formerly known as the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia) will never contact members with questions or information related to possible license revocation, suspension, deactivation, or fines.
If you ever have any questions about the validity of any information received, we ask that you contact the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy, or utilize their online licensure search to verify information.
We have notified the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy about this attempt. They also previously noted similar attempts happening in a post on their own website. We will also be further investigating what other actions we can take to prevent future attempts at scamming our membership from happening.
Please stay alert, and feel free to ask any questions by contacting email@example.com . Sincerely,
Daniel Dale, PT, DPT President APTA Georgia President@ptagonline.org