Doctors Fume Over Website Selling Fake Sick Notes

Australian physicians want it shut down
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 5:14 PM CDT
Real doctors are furious at a site that sells fake notes for getting out of work.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – In an Internet version of a classic schoolboy trick, a website is peddling fake doctors' notes to Australians looking to get some paid time off, reports news.com.au. The $40 certificates have infuriated the medical community, which wants the police to step in. Two backpackers reportedly set up the site to make money for their travels, and they insist the certificates are for novelty use only.

"It's clearly inciting and abetting fraud," said the chair of Australia's medical association. "It's a matter that the police should be looking at." (Read more doctor stories.)