Telephone scammers are getting more sophisticated. Recently the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) learned scammers are spoofing the Board’s main telephone number to make their calls appear legitimate. Scammers typically threaten loss of the target’s professional license if personal or financial information is not provided.
• NCMB does NOT contact licensees by telephone to give notice of pending action, and does not demand payment or sensitive information by phone, such as DEA number or NPI number.
• If you receive a suspicious phone call, hang up; do NOT release any personal information.
• If you have questions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-253-9653.
Please encourage colleagues to be aware and cautious.