Fraudulent “Notice to Cease and Desist” Letter Regarding Daily Deal Sites
November 13, 2013
It has come to the attention of the Medical Board of California (Medical Board)
that a letter purported to have come from a Medical Board Investigator in the Discipline
Coordination Unit has been received by a number of physicians throughout the State.
This letter is entitled “Notice to Cease and Desist”, and warns physicians to immediately
cease and desist from conducting any daily deal marketing arrangements with sites
such as Groupon, Living Social, Amazon, etc.
This “cease and desist” letter (View Letter)
was not generated by the Medical Board or any investigator employed by the Medical
Board. Disciplinary action will not be pursued against a physician’s license for
failing to comply with these fraudulent cease and desist letters.
When the Medical Board receives any complaint regarding a physician, including the
use of Groupon, Living Social, Amazon, or other marketing sites, the complaint is
evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine whether there is a violation of the
If you receive a cease and desist letter, and wish to verify its authenticity, please
contact the Medical Board at 916-263-2528.