Just got a call from 415-744-0000. Asked for my husband or me (knew our names). Left his name. Said he was a special agent out of Houston & San Francisco. I did not call back but went right to Internet to explore. Similar story to ones below. Thanks for the guidance everyone!
I've received 2 calls in 3 days. The latest was "Alex Smith" with the DEA. It seems this person is still at it. I was just recently a victim of identity theft, and if anyone here has had that happen to you, then you know the feeling of being helpless from BEATING the SOB that did this to you. I wish there was something I could do to this guy. Uhg...
I recieved a cell phone message today from this number stating a Michael Davis DA has an on going criminal investigation and my name came up and he would like to speak to me. I haven't a clue what this is in regard too and have no interest in returning the call. I also do not want to recieve any further calls from him. I'm sure this is some type of scam. Thank you. Teresa
Just got a call from a "Eva Cooper".....same number, same B.S. I told her to hang on, I googled the number and read the posts. Then I went on the phone and asked her to verify her phone number. When she did, I said, "well you need to go google yourself, because this is a bunch of B.S." then I hung up.
i received a call yesterday. scared me to death. said he was processing an arrest warrant for me and a warrant to search my home. said they intercepted a package from the on line company being investigated.Said it was being shipped to my home. he sounded very offical and never having had any involvement with the police i was really freaked out. i called my sister and she googled the number and found pages of complaints. it took all of the pages for me to calm down and convinced the guy is a fraud and the biggest jerk going. i sure hope he and the rest of his wierdo's get theirs. thats the most frustrating part, we have no pay back.
hehehe they tryed to scam us,well I called the REAL DEA in San Fra and reported their a***s!!! hehehe oh and I called them back and told them they have been reported to the REAL DEA!!! hehehe
Caller said he was DEA agent Mark Ryan. I said," Hold on, I'm go
ing to Google you." He quickly hung up
@scared as hell - this is federal statute violation which is handled by the FBI. However, contact your closest DEA office. They will transfer you to the extortion hotline and you can leave a message.
@hatesscams.com - No. But we had just switched from one cell phone carrier to another and forgot to put number on do not call registry. I still haven't, but my husband said that before he put his cell number on the registry he was also getting peculiar calls. Once he put his number on the list the calls stopped.
Did any of you use pharmacityusa?
Scared as hell
Also, my name is not Joanne, it starts with a D so I'm not sure about the alphabet thing
Scared as hell
I got the same message on aug 2nd, only mine didn't ask for money it was a threat saying that 4 officers were on their way to my house to arrest me. He may have been extra harsh with me because I answered the phone saying I'm not stupid you don't call someone with threats like that. He immediately seemed irate and made further threats misquoting laws and punishments for the crime he said I committed, at this time I knew it was definitly a scam....
Anyhow, I actually want to put this man behind bars so will someones with legal experience tell me who to report him to? I have all his calls recorded...
BTW, I just read someone else's post. My first name IS Joanna. Maybe he's working on the "J's." Ha ha. Hope he can make it through to the "Z's." LMAO!! I just wish people didn't fall for this kind of poop. I think I may just "egg" him on. Let him think that I will wire the money or whatever it is...OMG, he just made my weekend. What an idiot. Thank you scammer!
Male subject, with "authoritative" voice left a message. Indicating that he was Special Agent Alex Davis with the DEA, and he was pursuing an ongoing criminal investigation and my name has come up. To call him back at ext.1134. (Now, mind you both my husband and myself are federal agents with 2 different departments that require security clearance. I think my boss would have mentioned, or husbands boss.) Anyway, I didn't do the search here yet. I decide to call back to see what this is about. Maybe my boss didn't know, and I (or my husband) shouldn't lose clearance over BS that's not true. Anyway, I call the number back, and it's obvious it's a cell phone. He doesn't answer, but the voice message says, "This is Special Agent in Charge, Alex Davis. Leave a message and I will get back to you at MY earliest convenience." Even without reading this board, I already knew it was a scam. First, if the feds CALL you and they give you an ext. number but when you call the phone and you don't have to enter an ext. number....HUGE tip off. We usually have a secretary sitting at the desk and either you tell them the name of an agent and they transfer you, or you have to put in the ext. number if the secretary is on lunch. Second, if in the voicemail he says, "Special Agent," and when I call his message says, "Special Agent in Charge," I KNOW you didn't get promoted in 15 minutes. Trust me, if he were REAL he'd give you his FULL title the first time he called. He knows if you are calling him back you want to know why, and he can intimidate you more by having you hear that he is in "Charge." So you think he CAN do something for you. I don't know what the rest of this scam is yet. The number is a cell phone in Sacramento, at least that's what is coming up when I reverse it on my civilian laptop. I called the DEA office in San Francisco (415) is that area. There is NO agent working there by that name. PLEASE do not fall for this silly BS. Once I get more info from this joker I will post here, as well as have some friends at the appropriate agency look into this. If they aren't already. I really hope no one fell for this idiots lies. TRUST me, feds will NOT ask you to wire money anywhere or mail a check or anything. If they do, then ask what office they work out of. If there REALLY is an investigation, then he won't mind sharing that info or the SAC's (Special Agent in Charge) name. Then you can look up office info, and call and ask for that specific person. In this case, the SAC for San Francisco is Anthony D. Williams - there is no other agent with that title there. And if that has changed recently, call the number and ask if the SAC is whatever the name is listed on their website. If it's changed, and page hasn't been updated then ask who it is. It's not a super top secret, that no one can. The public can contact these SAC's, or just Special Agents at anytime. Also, most agents I know and have worked with do not call people under investigation during "off" hours, think Monday through Friday 0900-1700 (and NOT on Federal holidays). There first contact with you will generally not be on a "non-recorded" line (or cell phone as in this case). Don't be stupid. Please. And fall for this guy or other lying scamming jacka$$es (pardon the term).
He just called me too. Please don't fall for this scam. Scared the heck out of me, luckily a friend of mine searched his number and I read your posts. What a scam.
I too received a phone call from special agent Alex Davis. His dogs were barking in the background and he said he was sorry for the K-9 dogs barking. Really?? Such nonsense. I told him I would report and will do so. I have never ordered anything other than vitamins online
Been receiving phone calls from this number as well saying he is Special Agent Alex Davis with the DEA in San Fransisco asking me to call 415-934-6827 ext 1134. I called it went to voice mail and he returned the call but it was a bad connection and I asked him to call back. When he didn't I started researching the DEA in San Fran but could get no agents names...he called again from the same number when I was away from the phone but left no message. Your name is Johnna and mine is Joanne...wonder if this has anything to do with it? Who did you call to report this too?
Rec'd a message from "Special Agent Alex Davis" from "DEA" telling me to call about an ongoing investigation and claims this number is "DEA Headquarters" 415-935-6827 ext. 1134. Knowing this is a scam, I do not return the call. I now report every call I get to the real DEA. You should too.
From the DEA Office of Diversion Control
From the DEA Office of Diversion Control
31 Mar 2011
It's a scam. Here's the link from the DEA:
ALERT - EXTORTION SCAM - ALERT
DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by
DEA Special Agent Impersonators
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme.
The criminals call the victims (who in most cases previously purchased drugs over the lnternet or by telephone) and identify themselves as DEA agents or law enforcement officials from other agencies. The impersonators inform their victims that purchasing drugs over the lnternet or by telephone is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless they pay a fine. In most cases, the impersonators instruct their victims to pay the "fine" via wire transfer to a designated location, usually overseas. If victims refuse to send money, the impersonators often threaten to arrest them or search their property. Some victims who purchased their drugs using a credit card also reported fraudulent use of their credit cards.
Impersonating a federal agent is a violation of federal law. The public should be aware that no DEA agent will ever contact members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment.
The DEA reminds the public to use caution when purchasing controlled substance pharmaceuticals by telephone or through the Internet. It is illegal to purchase controlled substance pharmaceuticals online or by telephone unless very stringent requirements are met. And, all pharmacies that dispense controlled substance pharmaceuticals by means of the lnternet must be registered with DEA. By ordering any pharmaceutical medications online or by telephone from unknown entities, members of the public risk receiving unsafe, counterfeit, and/or ineffective drugs from criminals who operate outside the law. In addition, personal and financial information could be compromised.
Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a DEA special agent or other law enforcement official seeking money should refuse the demand and report the threat.
Report Extortion Scam: 1-877-792-2873
Special agent OBrien DEA investigating your name; call 415-935-6827 ext 1135
I received a call from Mark Ryan today. He said he was with the DEA and I was about to have a bench warrant issued on me. A girlfriend of mine had ordered some drugs on the internet which cost me about $400.00 over 5 years ago. He said if I paid him $1,200.00 right now, it would all go away. What BS!!! When I asked for specifics he hung up on me.