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DEA Call

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How the scam works:

(with video below) DEA stands for the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration. Callers phone homeowners and present themselves as DEA representatives.

They tell the victims that DEA has intercepted a large package addressed to them.

“We are sorry to inform you, but this package has your name on it, and you have the choice of paying $1,200 to forfeit the drugs or go to jail". When trying to fight back, the victims (usually older) are asked for evidence that they are NOT involved in this drug deal. “If you don’t have any, the fact that your name and address is on the package could put you away for 12 years”.

Watch the video below to see in action the DEA Call scam.

DEA Call Scam in the News Video

How to avoid:

Tell your parents to hang up the phone. Authorities never call to ask about your involvement-- they will come to your door with a warrant.

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There are 60 comments

  • On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Catherine wrote:

    Received same call from "Emily Hall" where she threatened I would be served a warrant and taken to jail on March 11, 2015, when I called her back to let her know I was reporting her, she replied "F You Bitch" and hung up. They need to be tracked down.

  • On Monday, March 02, 2015, Brenda wrote:

    I got the same call from Emily Hall that I had a warrant out for my arrest. Same Houston phone number. I want to report her to authorities. Any suggestions on how?

  • On Monday, March 02, 2015, MONICA wrote:


  • On Saturday, February 28, 2015, April wrote:

    Just got the same call from "Emily Hall" two times in a row. She left a message and couldn't even pronounce my name correctly. We tried calling back twice with no answer. I didn't know the DEA field office main number in Houston was a cell phone. Smh!!!

  • On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Kalen wrote:

    Received the same call from Emily Hall 713-568-9645 stating she was putting a warrant out for my arrest.

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