Office of the Professions

Beware of Voice Phishing—or “Vishing”—Calls, Emails or Faxes


The New York State Education Department (“SED”) Office of the Professions (“OP”) is alerting everyone to a vishing scam that has been brought to our attention. Phishing—or “vishing”—scams impersonate SED employees attempting to collect licensure and personal information from the licensee.

If you receive an inquiry which you believe to be suspicious do not provide any information. To verify if the inquiry was from OP contact OP directly using the contact information on the OP webpage at http://www.op.nysed.gov/contact.htm.

You may report suspicious calls to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds#item-37207