This is an important alert from NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) regarding someone impersonating NCSBN staff. Please be wary if you receive a call from someone saying they are NCSBN staff. NCSBN will never call to request personal information.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has received reports of telephone calls from persons falsely claiming to be NCSBN staff or law enforcement. These scam calls “spoofed” NCSBN telephone numbers, so they appeared to originate from NCSBN. In some cases, scammers falsely claimed a specific action was needed to prevent a nursing license from becoming suspended. In response, NCSBN issued a scam alert saying, NCSBN will never call to request personal information from a nurse, nurse applicant or anyone else. The organization urged individuals receiving scam calls to be wary. (NCSBN alert, 2/19/20)