In January 2017, reporters uncovered that a man named Craig Scherf was posing as a doctor and offering a long list of medical and cosmetic services.
Scherf’s business, My MD Clinic, also advertised on Groupon. ABC15 spoke to many victims who purchased Scherf’s illegal services through the website.
Groupon did not return a request for comment.
But in the company’s terms of service, it says, “Groupon does not verify, validate, or collect evidence of any regulatory authorization, license, or certification…You should make whatever investigation you deem necessary.”
[Editor’s note: ABC15 Investigator Dave Biscobing has spent the past year investigating impostor health professionals. He’s finalizing a major project that will broadcast/publish in the coming weeks. Anyone with information about an impostor health professional can contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org]