Need a doctor's note for a 'sick' day?
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
Let's face it, at some point we've all taken a sick day from work without actually being sick, and while some employers do not require a doctor's note often times they do.
Whether you're looking for the classic doctor's note like this one, or even a hospital release form, an abundance of excuse notes can be purchased for less than $20.
As part of a one free month trial, you can even create a fake phone number with voicemail options.
It's called EVoice and it's just one of the many options to choose from when purchasing what the company calls a "legit collection of printable fake doctor's notes."
"Well it looks to me like they're both real...I mean you've got the person's name and a date and some reason why they were given the note," said Jim Faulkner.
"I want to say that one is real, and this one is fakeI think it's fake [ok they're actually both fake] Oh! Well there you go," said Anne Warnock.
Whether it's a doctor's note, a children clinic's letter, or even an oral surgery note, for less than $20 the possibilities are endless at bestfakedoctorsnotes.net.
"I'm tempted to say immediately that that is fake, and that this is real because of the bar code and some of the other details, but then if I'm doing this to fool somebody I might have those details," said Glen Durham.
Out of several people Channel 7 spoke with, almost everyone fell for these fake notes.
"They both look fake to me, [what tips you off that they both look fake?] Well first of all, printing off a piece of paper and signing it," said Nikki Sharp.
To the untrained eye, they look real, but can they pass the test of a doctor?
"This is our actual work note, compared to thisnot much difference is there," said Dr. Heath Nay, Central Arkansas Urgent Care CEO.
"I don't condone this action at all, and you know, if I do end up finding out about somebody doing this under our clinics' name or my name personally, I would treat it like somebody who is trying to write prescriptions under my name and we would be reporting it to the authorities for sure," added Dr. Nay.
According to the company's website, while they do claim to be selling novelty doctor's notes, and warn that mimicking real medical institutions and professionals is likely illegal they do encourage testimonies from customers.
What if you were to get caught? Little Rock Attorney Tre Kitchens said suing would most likely be a lost cause.
"They're going to fire you and you will have no recourse against your employer, as far as suing the company that provided you the fake documents...I don't think you can successfully do that anyway," said Kitchens.
Kitchens added that you could even face criminal charges for forging documents, and even a lawsuit by the doctor whose name you forged.
Channel 7 did reach out to the company for comment, but did not hear back from them.