According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is a type of online scam that targets consumers by sending them an e-mail that appears to be from a well-known source – an internet service provider, a bank, or a mortgage company, for example. It asks the consumer to provide personal identifying information. Then a scammer uses the information to open new accounts or invade the consumer’s existing accounts.

While no one can stop a scammer from sending you phishing emails, there are ways to prepare yourself for the next phishing email that lands in your inbox. To further protect yourself, your coworkers, and your organization, please review the following tips to protect yourself from phishing emails claiming to be from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

To assist licensees and registrants, the Board created this webpage, which serves as a repository of all mass email notifications sent by the Board. If you receive a suspicious message from someone claiming to represent the Board of Pharmacy, you may verify the message’s authenticity by checking this page for the same message.

Verify Messages: