The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has received several notifications of faxed-based phishing scams. The DEA urges registered Pharmacies to be on guard against a fax asking for personal identifying information (PII) or request for additional collection of fees. The DEA is continuously identifying safeguards against suspicious activity, but cybercriminals are ever evolving with identity theft scams.
Attached are example fax requests of PII and collection of additional fees being sent to Pharmacies. 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 them to: DEA.Validation@usdoj.gov
Also, the DEA does not send unsolicited faxes or emails requesting sensitive data.