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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, as covered in the news.

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 46 comments

  • On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Dana mulkey wrote:

    I received a voice mail while my phone was broke and when I got my new phone telling me that I was under investigation for illegal drugs to call back when I did the number was disconnected he was calling from a number 18005305494 and the caller ID said united states and his name was Brian Crowell at ext 208 my phone was down for 5 days so when I got this voice mail I automatically call the number after redial multiple times I Google the information and found this site , don't they have a real job this is so cruel why do people do this the only people who call back are people who work for a living and follow the law , real criminalsoon would not respond shame on them like life is not hard enough so aggravated

  • On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Kay wrote:

    Got s call from 323-629-4009. Special Agent Anderson who was " calling from the Los Angeles DEA office".. Telling me the same story as these other comments-- that I was trafficking drugs and was a VIP customer of this drug cartel in the Dominican Rep.. That they were tapping my phone and his special agents were currently in route to detain me, then send me to be put on trial in the Dom.Rep... At first, I was thinking this guy is totally messing with me.. But he was so convincing, having his "guys" talk over the radio in the background, then he would respond saying "stand down for now, the suspect seems to be cooperating" (this was all very early in the convo). But it didn't stop there- he gave me docket #s and all this stuff to have for my records... Blah blah blah.. Also told me it was confidencial, and that papers would need to be signed to secure the confidenciality agreement .. Told me he would give me a break if the judge in the DomRep will allow me to pay a fine for the charges. Then he put me on hold and acted like he was calling the judge.. (Ridiculous). This guy was definitely selling his story and scared me so much he talked me into going to get $2000 out and wire it to an agent immediately. Before I walked into cvs to wire the money, he told me to take a deep breath and not allow the 3rd party (cvs) to know what you were doing. THANK GOD something went wrong and the manager of the store came up, very nice lady.. I whispered to her what I was doing and she IMMEDIATELY told me to hang up the phone.. That it was a scam. THANK GOD I didn't send that money! People are cruel!!! Can't believe they'll go to this extent- evil!

  • On Monday, January 12, 2015, jn wrote:

    Got a call at our office for this scam too.

  • On Friday, December 05, 2014, Teri LaFaye wrote:

    360-989-9122 is another number associated with the scammers: Heads up! This time of year telephone scammers lurk looking for potential victims. One is DEA calls where a person poses as a law officer or investigator saying they have found your name on a list of drug trafficking cliental. Rule number ! : NEVER RESPOND TO THESE CALLS! Tell your family and children as well. You can google the phone number to see if there are complaints and who is calling you. My BEATTITUDES ARE: Be safe. Be assertive. Beware. And don't be a victim! -- Teri LaFaye

  • On Thursday, November 06, 2014, Meri wrote:

    My father just received a phone call from this number 404-996-3806 also saying there was a federal investigation regarding narcotics purchases from my deceased mother's credit card. There are terrible people in this world.

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