Posted: May 11, 2022

The Ohio Board of Nursing is warning its licensees of continued reports from nurses and employers regarding fraudulent calls from individuals posing as a Board of Nursing investigator.

The caller may state that the nurse or nurses are under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), FBI, or OBN. The caller may ask for DEA numbers or bank account numbers and may threaten loss of licensure if the caller does not receive the information.

The OBN reminds all licensees to please be aware OBN investigators will never request SSNs, DEA numbers or banking numbers over the phone.

Please email the Board at Board@Nursing.Ohio.gov to confirm the accuracy and identity of any suspicious callers. If you believe you have been contacted fraudulently, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-282-0515 to report the call. You may also report the call directly to the Attorney General’s Office by filing an online complaint.