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Friday / May 20.
HomeminewsPractice Scam Alert

Practice Scam Alert

Australian optometry practices must be aware of a scam email they may receive requesting information about treatments and services for “children’s eye examinations, spectacle repairs, replacements and repairs”.

Emailed by John Martin (mar_john002), the email goes on to ask whether credit cards are accepted.
One Sydney optometrist who received the initial email responded, confirming provision of the services. He then received a further email from John Martin requesting an appointment for five people and asking for practice details:

“Thanks for your swift response. I am hearing impaired and am scheduled for surgery soon, I (sic) would like us to communicate via email. I am booking this appointment on behalf of my family.

I will like to book the full Eye Examine with a digital photo of the eye to view any changes and Replacements of new frame treatment service while you can treat each person one after the other too. And can you get back to me with the total estimate for 5 people for 10th April, also want you to know that they will be coming with a private charter bus to your clinic for the service.

I will be expecting your reply back with the total cost then your full name, address with mobile phone number for the private charter bus to locate your place when they are coming for the treatment.”

John Martin is listed on Scam Warners (www.scamwarners.com) – a valuable site to check before responding to any suspicious emails received.

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