Tennessee Pharmacists Association
DEA Alert: Fax-Based Phishing Scam

Fax-Based Phishing Scam Asks Pharmacies for Licensing Information

From the Drug Enforcement Administration:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has received notification of a fax-based phishing scam. The DEA urges registered pharmacies to be on guard against a fax asking for licensing information.

The DEA is continuously identifying safeguards against suspicious activity, but cyber-criminals are ever evolving with identity theft scams. For example, this sample fax asks pharmacies to provide a copy of the current DEA certificate and state license. If anyone has already provided this information, the DEA urges the registrant to contact their local field office.

Registrants who receive information that seems suspicious should forward it to DEA.Validation@usdoj.gov. The DEA does not send unsolicited faxes or emails requesting sensitive data.