SCAM ALERT - Licensing Boards Being Spoofed

Posted: 8-17-2020

SCAM ALERT - Licensing Boards Being Spoofed

Some AAVSB member licensing boards are reporting that their licensees are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be staff from the licensing board in an attempt to obtain sensitive license or personal information. The callers will often falsely claim that the licensee is under investigation or that their license is in danger of being suspended. The phone numbers that appear on the caller ID can sometimes appear authentic. This is a common fraud technique known as spoofing.

Scammers appear to be impersonating the DEA as well.

For more information about spoofing, visit the FCC's website here.

If you are a licensee that receives a suspicious phone call, do not release sensitive information over the phone and contact your licensing board immediately.