I know it has been well publicised by the AOP but I want to let members know that one of our local Optometrists received a fraudulent telephone call to their practice this week.  A withheld number telephoned the practice claiming that they had mail for them from the AOP, it was marked confidential and franked at less than the postage rate, and could the practice pay the £2.00 surcharge and they would deliver it.  When asked for a contact name and telephone number to ring them back, the caller instantly hung up.


Please be reminded of AOP guidance – www.aop.org.uk/about-aop/aop-news/2016/11/17/potential-fraud-alert.

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As a society we aim to represent all Optometrist practices in Northern Ireland. By becoming an NIOS member, we can provide support and educational programmes capable of fulfilling your practitioner CET needs.


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P.O. Box 28,
Dromore, County Down,
BT25 1YH

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