I to received such a call. And I am not a studpid person but I did believe this a***ole! Thank god my son is a cop and told me to google this number. 858-206-7923
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.
I got a call from this number yesterday. My mother in law answered and when asked what the call was about the guy said it was about a narcotics investication but was not specific about where or what. He asked her for my work and cell phone numbers which she didnt give out because it didnt sound legit. Im glad she didnt seeing this post. A real officer would have left badge information or at least some other profesional identifying information to return the call, especially if it was for the investigation of nartotics for the DEA. It was definately a scam call. Beware!!!! I just wonder how they got my information in the first place. Does anyone know the best way to stop these types of calls besides making your home number privite or not listed?
these people are so stupid, in the first place if the DEA had a warrant for you or someone was under investgation they would not call you and say that they are putting a warrant out for your arrest, The DEA just shows up at your house they don't warn you, really who would fall for this
I just got the same crap call from the same number!!!! I don't know what he's talking about. Sounds foreign and left a voice mail
Got a call from this foreign guy saying he was DEA agent with Customs taling about pain pills and someone ordering from my email address and they had a warrant to search my house or something crazy.I never order meds online and don't know why they are calling me?