4 ways scammers target GPs - and how to protect yourself

Like other small businesses, general practices are vulnerable to being cheated because they don’t always have the resources or systems to detect security breaches. There’s also a perception that GPs can afford to pay up and that makes them attractive targets.

Here’s a look at the four scams directed at general practices and some tips to prevent them: 

1: Cybercrime 

Dr Nathan Pinskier, the chair of the RACGP Expert Committee on eHealth & Practice Systems, says while there aren’t any meaningful statistics, there’s anecdotal evidence