Beware of callers posing as Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in an attempt to obtain valuable personal information from physicians. ISMA has recently learned that this has occurred in Indiana, as well as in Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
These callers may identify themselves as DEA agents or other law enforcement officers. Their identities may be masked on caller ID, which displays a DEA support number instead.
Please be aware that the DEA will not request personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number or DEA number over the phone. In addition, if the DEA is investigating a physician, its agents rarely, if ever, call ahead.
If you receive a call that seems suspicious, ask for the DEA agent’s name and then independently contact the DEA at (800) 882-9539 to confirm whether the contact is legitimate.
In addition, you may notify ISMA General Counsel Stacy Cook, JD, LLM, by email
or at (317) 261-2060 so that ISMA is aware of any potential scam in Indiana.