GPs alerted over free directory scam

General practices are being duped into handing over thousands of dollars in an alleged advertising directory scam.

According to the AMA, an outfit called the Australasian Health Professionals Directory is sending out letters offering to list general practices for free on its online directory.

The contract — which seems to be drawn up by a company operating in Portugal - suggests the directory website aimed at the general public will increase patients numbers.

However the small print means practices signing up to the deal will pay