Indiana AG Warns of Nursing License Scam
By: Sheila McCrea -
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosier nurses to be aware phone calls from scammers claiming they must pay a large amount of money to avoid a license suspension.
The Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division says Hoosiers filed numerous complaints about a scam which someone pretends to be an FBI agent and claims that the person's nursing license has been suspended due to a drug-trafficking-and-money-laundering investigation.
The scammer then requests the licensee electronically wire a government security bond fee of several thousand dollars to the caller in order to reinstate the license.
Demands for payment have also been made via fax, with letterhead made to appear as if it originated from the U.S. Department of Justice and/or the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
The communications, which can appear quite legitimate, include demands for the consumers’ license numbers.
In some instances, the scammers were able to “spoof” the telephone number making it appear to come from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
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