A growing number of dental scams are based on a single image.
They are designed to scare you into paying, or making a big mistake, in the hope you will be misled into paying.
The latest is a Facebook page advertising an insurance scam in which you are billed for an appointment with a dentist and receive a “free” set of teeth.
The dentist is not licensed, and the “cost” is only $100.
What can you do if you receive a scam?
If you have been a victim of a dental scam, you need to speak to your insurance company.
You can report the scam online by visiting the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) online complaint system, which allows you to make a complaint anonymously.
If you are in the US, you can also contact your local insurance office.ADA’s online complaint site is also a useful resource for Australians looking to find out what other insurance companies may be reporting about dental scams.
If you do receive a call from an insurance company and they don’t think you’ve been scammed, contact them.
If the company says the scam is a matter for the ADA, or a member of the ADL, contact the ADAA.
The ADA is the body that represents dentists, and provides advice on how to make sure you are getting the best service.
If your insurance is saying that the scam isn’t a scam, they should refer you to a professional if they are unsure.
If they don