Fraudulent activity

There's been a rise in incidents involving fake GMC documentation and job offers from people falsely claiming to be from the GMC.

This is something we take very seriously and we report to Action Fraud each and every time an incident is reported to us.

What we will never do

We will never: 

  • ask for an unsolicited money transfer into a bank account. Find out more information about GMC fees 
  • email you from a commercial email address eg Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc. Our email addresses end in
  • offer a doctor a position at a hospital or surgery; we can only register doctors to the UK medical register
  • email, text or write to a doctor proactively offering them registration for a fee. Doctors have to apply for registration.

Contact us

If you suspect that you have received a fraudulent email, letter or text message please contact us on one of the following:


Inside the UK: 0161 923 6602

Outside the UK: +44 161 923 6602

Monday to Friday – 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm


Please use the Text Relay Service; dial the prefix 18001 + 0161 923 6602.


Please send your email to