8 February 2021
The College has been made aware of a fraudulent Facebook page which has been set up to seemingly scam healthcare professionals.
The Facebook page is set up using the official RCOG logo, with posts on the page asking doctors to contact a UK mobile number using WhatsApp for assistance with registration in the UK. Once contact is made, the fraudsters correspond with the doctor, claiming to be from the GMC. They ask the doctor for ID or qualification documents for review, followed by a guarantee of registration if they send further documents and pay £1000 “registration fee”.
We can confirm that this Facebook site is not affiliated with the RCOG and the WhatsApp messages are not from the GMC.
We have reported the fake website page to Facebook.
In the meantime, we always suggest you take the following precautions: