Month: September 2017

Phishing For Chiropractors Plus Classifieds News

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

September 18th is one of my favorite days of the year. We get to celebrate the birth of chiropractic, and I had the joy of being in the office Monday, providing care to some of the worlds greatest people. Speaking of the worlds greatest people, I received a bunch of emails from you on Monday (and Tuesday) regarding chiropractic classifieds you had posted.

I want to first say how thankful I am that people contacted me so quickly. By Monday afternoon I had several emails regarding someone attempting a phishing scam (or overpayment scam) targeted to chiropractors who had equipment posted for sale.

We followed up, located the source internet address & email and filed an abuse notification with the provider (which happens to be in the United States). I was contacted earlier today with notification that something has been done.

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Offender Email: [email protected]

The following is an excerpt of what they like to send in emails…

Am paying by Certified Cashier Check so i need your full name, address and cell phone number. I’ll add $50 for keeping it in my favor. Also I would like to restate clearly that i have a shipping agent who would take good care of this.

These attempts are nothing new. I recall staff emailing thank you’s to chiropractors back in 2008 on the same subject. Chiropractic Community Still Kicking Butt on Fraud was only one of many posts made regarding these attempts.

So, there’s good news in that there’s a robust community of chiropractors (and staff) who want to be able to sell equipment, buy practices, find doctors to cover their practice, etc.

There’s bad news in that the internet provides plenty of sour apples a full time job of defrauding people. But there’s more good news.

We have quitely been working on a completely rebuilt classifieds ad system that will feature nearly every request we’ve had from chiropractors over the years. We are getting very close to launch so I thought I’d bring that up here.

Sometime in March 2018, you will see Planet Chiropractic down for maintenance mode. We are currently scheduled for a weekend when most chiropractors are not posting ads but it may affect a few of you.

The goal is to have the new classified ad system operational over the weekend and you may recieve email notification (regarding your user profile) shortly after that.

I will update this post with additional information as we get closer to Go Day and I will also have a detailed post with instructions on how to best navigate the new system.

Please note that the weekend updates have been postponed until 2018. More to do than we thought.

Again, a big Thank You from Planet Chiropractic! @ 9:51 pm | Article ID: 1505944273

Register for Parker Seminars Dallas 2017

It’s not too late to register for Parker Seminars Dallas!

Some of the foundational components of becoming Parker Fit are learning and experiencing new technologies and practices! Parker Seminars features a sensational lineup of speakers sharing tips and discoveries in new technology, advanced treatment options, and business based methods for successful practices!

On October 6-8 at Parker University you’ll have the chance to take your practice to the next level:

  • Networking opportunities with fellow chiropractors and CAs
  • Six tracks of outstanding content to choose from
  • Experience Parker University’s new Functional Fitness Performance Center where the first ever ParkerFIT Games will take place.
  • CCCA Test available onsite
  • A track designed just for CAs wanting to learn more about successful business practices!
  • 16 CE credit hours available (pending state board approval, courses not submitted to all states, please check board approval list) included in your registration.
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Life University Run The Lights Of Life Event

Life University News


Start a new holiday tradition, or return this year, and Run the Lights of LIFE. The 5K run starts at 5:00 p.m., just before sunset, and takes in the beautiful campus of Life University during our annual holiday light show. After the run, stay and enjoy the holiday festivities, with caroling, s’mores and hot cocoa, a holiday spirit contest, food and music, and much more, including the Lights of LIFE.

And this year, Life University is partnering with Make-A-Wish Georgia for the event with a goal to raise $10,000 to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening health conditions.

Life University News
To contribute to Make-A-Wish Georgia’s Amazon Wish List, please visit:

And to participate in the Run the Lights of LIFE event, please visit: Active Events

Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University’s Vice President of Professional Relations, says, “This is guaranteed to be a fabulous event that helps children and families. Please choose to contribute in some way, and we thank you for your support!”

Dress up in your favorite holiday costume for a chance to win cool prizes, and stay after the run to enjoy the Lights of LIFE!

Event details and schedule

  • 5K starts at 5:00 p.m. / Entry cost is $30.00 ($35.00 after 9/30/17)
  • 1K starts at 4:30 p.m. / Entry cost is $20.00 ($25.00 after 9/30/17)
  • Race starts and finishes on the Life University track.
  • Free parking is available on campus.
  • For 5K participants only, bring an unwrapped toy when you pick up your bib and get $5 back on the spot. All toys will be donated to Make-A-Wish Georgia to ultimately be given to needy children in our area.
  • Since we expect the very strict 600-person limit to sell out quickly, you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Life University Vice President of Professional Relations, at 770-426-2674.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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