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DEA Call

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How the scam works:

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”.

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 33 comments

  • On Monday, May 19, 2014, Jeremy wrote:

    804-723-9741

    Same shit western union 1300 to the Dominican Republic so charges that I didn't even offend would be dropped n my house won't be raided and picked up and charged for doing something illegal that I've never even heard of

  • On Wednesday, May 07, 2014, BB wrote:

    Called my ex husband and my mother from 312-428-6447. Claiming DEA agent with a warrant. Total scam.

  • On Thursday, May 01, 2014, Coleen Spapperi wrote:

    (312-428-6447)They left a VM on my cell-phone saying I needed to contact him at the DOJ DEA in Chicago regarding an investigation. ...(312-428-6447) I called back and a woman answered in DEA Office Chicago .. I said someone lm for me regarding an important matter she asked my name and phone number . An "AGENT" got on phone told me We are sorry to inform you, but this package has your name on it, and you have the choice of paying $2000 to forfeit the drugs or go to jail". I said WHAT are you talking about? He told me DEA agents were 30 mins away going to raid my house. I said I do not order DRUGS on line. I am on medication that is legal thru my DR. Long story short .. I FELL for it. I Western Unioned $130 to the Domican Repulic to a KENT MATTHEWS...The AGENT stayed on line with me for almost 2 hrs saying he was in meeting with prosecutors ect ect... I asked him IS THIS A SCAM?? He said NO DEA can be at your house in 30 mins. I asked Western Union if there was any SCAMS with this person KENTS name they said NO... I got home Because I could not READ the WU # for him.. I called FBI from my landline the FBI operator told me HANG UP WITH ME Its a SCAM call WU before they get the transfer... I did as I was told.. GOOGLED the number and BAM I come across this site.. I am soo ashamed and embarrassed by my stupidity.. I pray these SCUM are caught and THANKFUL I only had $140 in my checking account at this time. I questioned him about me getting a lawyer he said that I would not need that.. In retrospect.. I KNEW it smelled fishy and I pray that everyone GOOGLES a weird number from ANY FEDERAL AGENT BEFORE they listen to the CRAP...

  • On Thursday, May 01, 2014, Pete wrote:

    3124286447 called me and left a message stating he is special agent Summers, and he said if I did not cooperate with him he would issue an arrest warrant, so I asked him for his badge # , when he would not I knew it was a scam, I then found this website and BOYEAH!! I knew it was a scam, all I know is that it is a Fed. offence to posse as an FBI agent, I can't believe they have not caught them YET, but they will.

  • On Sunday, April 27, 2014, John Skiba wrote:

    I received emails claiming to be from the F.B.I. stating I am sending money overseas to aid terrorist The joke is on them, I have never sent any money overseas cuz I don't know anyone from overseas. I got tired of it and took my computer straight to my local F.B.I. office which is close by, and showed them the email. they had me get a printout of it and they were going to investigate the matter and never got another email or never heard from my local F.B.I. office.

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