- Bureau of Health Professions Licensure
- Board of Registration in Podiatry
- Board of Registration in Optometry
- Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Board of Registration of Dispensing Opticians
The Bureau of Health Professions Licensure (BHPL) is warning all licensed professionals about individuals impersonating Massachusetts BHPL investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, DEA investigators, Massachusetts Drug Control Unit investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators, and other law enforcement personnel, as part of an extortion scheme.
The impersonators are contacting licensees by telephone, stating that they are the subject of an investigation. The callers are demanding money to clear up the matter, or threatening to revoke the individual’s license. Please be advised that the BHPL will not contact licensees by telephone to demand money. Investigators may call to interview licensees or request documentation only. Licensing boards at BHPL send written notice to your address of record, not telephonic messages, with respect to formal actions against your license such as suspension or revocation.
Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be any of the abovementioned individuals seeking money, should refuse the demand. We encourage you to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at: FTCComplaintAssistant.gov.
More information may be found at the following link: https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2019/03/13/dea-warns-alarming-increase-scam-calls