Thank you all so much for this info as I would of walked straight into this in search of meds I require, iam so sorry for all your awful experiences & hope nothing more comes of it, can anyone tell me if the individual posters offering meds on topix are genuine?! Iam in the uk & really needing USA meds but so hard to know who to trust! Thanks again x
This number called me.
I so agree with geminigirl, Evelyn Brooks is amazing!! Her tone, pitch, response to questions, and overall affable nature makes her truly talented @ this scam. It's to bad she s using it all to screw people. I did not fall for this scam but I told her I allmost sent the money just cause cause she was so believable. Thank you Thank you thank you!!!!!! For this web site and for everyone who has posted.
How sure are you Cynthia about this? how long has it been since this happened to you?
I went as far as to call this women Evelyn Brooks 1(877)399-2049, she puts me on the phone with her so called boss as he rambled on and on about how he too was going through all of this blah,blah,blah! It was all about him! idot! And he suggested that I pay the fine to Costa Rica so that it won't make it to the usa where I could be in alot more trouble down the Rd. So my husband & I have been worried sick not knowing what I should do. These are very, very, bad people and they will have there day!!!!!! I hope to hear more from u all if there is any progress on this situation. So I will check back every day. Thanks again William u made my day!
I too am a victim of this scam! I got a call from a lady saying she was from Frontier pharmacy and they where closing up some ware houses and wanted to get rid of Meds. and that they where willing to sell them for a $1.00 a piece. ok I have ordered from these people online yrs. ago and I know someone that still to this day dose but only a months worth at a time & of course more money per pill. And this lady was so nice and I really believed her. It's so hard to believe there are people out there doing this, and they are GOOD! I have to say though when she said I had to send the money western union to Costa RicaI hesitated on doing it having a gut feeling something felt wrong about it but like a dummy I trusted this womem. I was told the least amount I could order was 180 pills so thats what I did other wise I would of order alot less just to make sure it was ligit. I even have an e-mail from her saying how she sent my package out with Fedex gave me a tracking # leaving from NC. usa and let her know if the address wasn't right and when it should arrive. So when it didn't arrive and the tracking # wasn't any good & I get a call from a guy named Luis Games claiming to be some kind of law inforcement and how customs has my package and gave me a name and # of a Lawyer in Cost Rica.He gave me a case file #,said to call her if I didn't want to have this problem come to the USA. I call her she says she needs $2100.00 and the case file will never come here where I could be fined big bucks and do jail time depending on my state etc. I told her how do I not know you are in on this scam? I never called her back and have been to say the least very upset & worried out of my mind as to wether this is a scam or not? my order was 180 phentermine pills . I am sooo, soooo, happy I found this site! Thankyou. I hope the one reply from Shoshanna is not true or that shes in jail for a whole other reason then ours!
you are a liar so shut up. may be you are the one that called everyone
Ok, you guys will see in about six months when the cops come knocking on your door, I have a five year old daughter and was cuffed right in front of her.... you try explaining that!!! Nobody has to believe me, but they have my bank records from making the Western Union transfer online, the tapes from talking with the Customs officer and telling him to go F*ck himself, and they have the pills that were seized, I didn't have insurance and I thought that I was going to be saving myself a lot of money...... I don't have insurance because I can't even hold down a job because of the back pain, but right now, my biggest concern is being able to be with my daughter, my ex-husband won't even let me see her...... They think that I'M A DRUG DEALER!!!! And I don't have the prescription to prove that I'm not.... I hope that I'm wrong and that this is all just a scam like you guys say, that these guys are different than the ones that sent me the pills..... GOD KNOWS I wish that it really had been a scam like I thought in the first place......
Don't try to run that SCAM on here, we know better.
Lying through your teeth.
I'm going to court right now because of ordering from these guys, it did take longer than they said, about a couple months for the investigation to go through, but now I'm in big trouble for purchasing the meds because I didn't have a prescription, I ordered 1180 pills at only 85 cents per pill.... and now I'm facing the consequences.... my advice would be to pay the fine, because I thought that it was all a scam and six months later I'm going through all of this..... I would just pay the fine and move on with your life..... I really really really wish I had done that in the first place.....
James is right. Its a scam. Do not send them money.
The scammers are operating outside the US in a country that does not cooperate with US law enforcement. The FBI, FDA and DEA cannot shut them down. You will not get your money back. It wouldn't hurt to report them to the FBI, but I don't know how to do that.
Cynthia do not I repeat do not send any more monies to these crooks!!! Lenny and David and several others with fake names are all in on this scam. I never ordered anything from these fools but yet tried to fish me in with some story that it doesn't matter, I was part of investigation along with 5 other people (most likey some of you all on this site). They even had some lady claiming she was a costa rican lawyer and she can clear my case, I just had to send money through western union to make all go away. Now I receive about 2 to 3 calls a week saying how I must get this "taken care of." Just ignore these low lifes or better yet report them to the FDA.
Guys do not fall for any of their stories as they will sound convincing and try to trick you and or even scare you into sending your hard earned money.
Same exact thing happened to me this week. Ordered from the company Frontier. Then got a call from a man claimimg to be a costa Rican border patrol agent. He told me to call this woman supposedly in Costa Rica who is supposedly a lawyer "handling the case." She told me i needed to send $2100.00 to 'close my case' so i would not be prosecuted. It seemed real to me so i sent the money to Costa Rica. Now another woman is calling me also stating to be a Costa Rican lawyer who needs to close my case and appear in front of a judge in Costa Rica. She called from a number (516)478-9663. That does not sound like a Costa Rican number. She stated that I need to western union an additional $1,760.00!
I don't know what to do. Is this a total scam? Should I ignore it. Help! Thank you.
They got me for $2700. "Lenny" from frontier pharmacy gave me the same bs. Then I get a call from "James Partain" saying he's an border patrol agent(badge #CB46125, phone number 901-457-1295) in Memphis and has seized an illegal package for me from Costa Rica and I needed to call someone named "Lisa Craft" who is an attorney there(516-394--5508, NY number!). Otherwise I would be turned over to US DEA. She says I have 3 choices, 1. Come to CR to defend myself and spend 1 to 3 years in jail there, 2. Pay a fine to the CR government and will close the case, or 3. Do nothing and I will have bigger fines($250,000) and jail time here for smuggling drugs. I've been to CR many times and it all sounded so real to me. I have a prescription for Hydrocodone from my family physician for a shoulder injury and just didn't feel like bothering him again. I paid because I have a young son and a baby on the way, own businesses and do not need problems. I want to report this and If I was single with no kids would do so with vengance. The FDA has an office of criminal Investigations at 800-521-5783.
They just called me and tried the same thing. Told me to send money through a website called xoom.com. I knew it was a scam because who on earth would call and offer up medication like that at 1.00 a pill? Scam, scam. Don't even get tempted. If it sounds to good to be true it is.
Wow, I am so glad people posted. I never knew there was a web site like this. How cool. I just googled the number and this came up. I got scammed by the same a-holes.
I'm going to the police now with everything. They leave a lot more evidence than they think. What sh** heads. Them peoples is going down!!!!!!
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Sorry, that was obviously a reply to Jillian. But thank you GIG for replying also.
I was going to say the exact same thing as GIG. You didn't RECEIVE anything. You are not in any trouble. Just turn over the evidence. They WILL get caught. You won't get any of your money back. This is the very reason people are afraid to report them and they know this. But NOTHING will happen to you. They are just mean, bad people. Please report them to your local police. The more evidence they have, the better chance of them getting caught.
And even if you did order the medication, it is NOT a reason to put you in jail. These people are cowards. The police told me that if more people come forward, the better chance they have of catching them. They also told me they will catch them!
Police do not prosecute, courts do.
You got scammed, that's all.
Just turn over all evidence and move on.
I am afraid of the police. What if the police try to prosecute me?
Hi Jillian, What are you afraid of? They just need to be stopped. Thank you for posting.. I wish someone had posted before me, then I never would have been a victim either like you.
Same thing happened to me. I am too afraid to post any more details. Thank you William for being so brave. I hope they get caught soon
Someone called me from a company called Frontier Pharmaceuticals and told me they had a great price on Hydrocodone 10/325 ($1.00 each). They wanted to sell me a very large quantity. They said the FDA was shutting them down and that's how they could get rid of their inventory at such a low price. I fell for it, went to Western Union and the money was sent. Then they will need the number from western Union and they will then call you back with a tracking number from Fedex and in a day or 2, your package will arrive. The package arrives not in a box, mind you but in a letter size container and inside there will be a magazine. Apparently, they tape the medication to the pages of a magazine and you can see where all the "pills" had been ripped out by "customs" when in actuality these people had ripped it out themselves.
They never had any pills to begin with. It was all a scam. On the ouside of the letter is some official looking tape saying "OPENED BY US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION" They just put their own tape accross the letter. It never went through customs because their little operation is here in the US, not Costa Rica like they claim.
When I called them back to say there was nothing in the magazine, the man said "Calm down and look through William. Look through page by page. There will be a letter taped to one of the pages". And sure enough there was. (This man was the one who put it there)!!!! Open it and read to me what it says. Or send a copy of it to me and I will give it to my lawyer" It was a letter from US Customs and Border Protection stating that they had effectively seized a package containing X amount 10/325 mg doses of Hydrocodone and it goes on and on. (They didn't even spell doses right. They spelled it d-o-e-s. I don't think that is a word that a federal agency would misspell) Also in the letter was the real phone number for the FDA!! I mean GEEEEZ. I simply called that number and they told me it was a scam and "DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MORE MONEY" (which I already knew but I just wanted to find out how to report them) The FDA told me that they had heard this story verbatum and gave me numbers to call to report these people.
The next day I got a call from a man saying he was an agent from US customs and border Protection telling me that I bought something from overseas with the intent to sell and that if I didn't wire $5000.00 by Western Union to a person at the courthouse in Costa Rica as a fine for buying medications with the intent to sell, they would have to issue a warrant for my arrest and I would be spending quite a long time in prison. I made the mistake of believing them the first time, but I didn't fall for it again. I mean, how stupid do they think people are? If a package was seized by customs, they wouldn't go ahead and deliver it anyway!! They would keep it as evidence, or customs would call YOU to let you know you've been scammed. The man was pretty stupid. Although, not as stupid as me for falling for it in the first place. People are afraid to report them for obvious reasons, but don't be. They will get a new phone number, but eventually they will be caught. I reported them to my local police department and gave them all the evidence I have. I also reported them to the Federal Trade Commission, The State's attorneys Office and Western Union. If this ever happens to you, save EVERYTHING. Remember, you did NOTHING wrong. I put in a lot of details here because they will change their number, but I'm sure they will resuface using another number but do their scam the same way (with the magazine and all). They think they are smart, but they are not. Just use your common sense and think about it. When I said to the man I didn't know I was doing anything wrong and how was I supposed to know it was coming from another country? The stupid man said "Listen William, if you are driving down the road and you were going too fast and you get a ticket for going too fast and you say, well Officer, I didn't know that I was going too fast does that mean you still didn't do anything wrong? No, of course not" That is about the stupidest analogy I have ever heard. The two things aren't even closely related. I feel very sorry for him. He must be a very unhappy little man. What a way to make a living. It's just a matter of time before he goes down though. If this helped even ONE person from being scammed, then it was worth the time it took me to write it.
If anyone reads this and feels like they want to comment, please don't call me stupid. I already feel like an idiot for falling for something like this. These people can be very cunning. I fell for their original sales pitch (although I was very skeptical), but when the package arrived, I knew I'd been scammed. That's where it stopped for me. I just feel bad for the people who will send them more money thinking they will go to prison if they don't. At least I was smart enough to know then, but unfortunately they had already gotten quite a lot of money out of me. No need to call me a stupid drug addicct who deserves what I got. (I don't abuse drugs) I am just trying to help someone else to not go through what I went through. I'm sure I will never get my money back.