Physicians, Be Aware: Extortion Scam Targeting DEA Registrants

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has learned that some registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 1-800 number. A DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant's DEA registration. Physicians who are contacted by a person purporting to work for DEA and seeking money or threatening to suspend their DEA registration can submit information through the DEA Diversion Control Division's "Extortion Scam Online Reporting" webpage.

For information contact:
Locate DEA Field Office -
Registration Service Center - 1-800-882-9539
Email -