The Texas Medical Board is reporting that scammers posing as DEA agents are targeting physicians, pharmacies, and individuals for the purpose of extortion.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals mask their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number.
Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant’s DEA registration.
If you receive such a call, go here for information on reporting it.