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October 2020: New Mexico Board of Nursing Reports Attempted Scams

The New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) has received information from nurses reporting scam calls. The calls may come from individuals who claim to be with the NMBON, provide fake credentials and say the nurse is under investigation by the NMBON, the DEA and/or the FBI for illegal drug trafficking. One such caller quoted the “1985 Drug Trafficking Law” and the “Privacy Act,” made threats of license suspension and stated the nurse must pay a fine to reinstate her license. Scammers may route calls so they appear on caller ID as though they’re from the NMBON office number, (505) 841-8340. The NMBON does not make calls as those described above.

If you receive a similar call, please be aware that the DEA asks anyone who receives a call from a person purporting to be a DEA special agent or other law enforcement official and asking for money, to refuse the demand and report the threat using this online form or by calling (877) 792-2873. Reporting these calls will assist the DEA in investigating and stopping this activity. You may also want to report such calls to the New Mexico State Attorney General here and to one of the NMBON Investigators:

  • Andrew Lucero (505) 274-6891
  • Marcus Erickson (505) 239-6894
  • Brian Gutierrez (505) 379-7497

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