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DEA Scam Targets Health Care Providers

05/16/2018 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has notified KAOM a Kansas physician was contacted by a man who identified himself as being with the DEA. The physician was told she was "under investigation for illegal drugs" and that DEA agents would "come to her door and arrest her if she did not cooperate." The caller identified himself as Eric White and said his number was 800-882-9539. The DEA has confirmed this is clearly a scam and the DEA will not call the target of an investigation to tell them of the investigation. The DEA instructs physicians who receive a call like this to call 877-792-2873 (fraud number) or report it at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and to read this alert to advise your patients who have ordered medications over the internet.  The DEA also recommends filing a report with local authorities in case the scam is localized and not limited to using the DEA as the cover agent.  

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