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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 25 comments

  • On Monday, April 14, 2014, kurt wrote:

    Robin Williams left me a message to return his call because he's a DEA agent and there is an ongoing criminal investigation.I Checked # 202-241-7941.Scam.

  • On Monday, April 07, 2014, Wendie wrote:

    My message today was from Jeffrey Parker and the number was 415.251.4625. He was threatening and rude and scared me to death. I was 100% sure that I had NEVER ordered any prescription drugs online so I hung up (he called back 7 times before I placed a block on his number). Beware - this guy is a real JERK!

  • On Wednesday, April 02, 2014, Elaine Wagner wrote:

    I received a message on my cell phone from "Special Agent Robert Williams" from 202-241-7941 telling me he needed me to call him back regarding an ongoing criminal investigation. Thank GOD I googled his name and DEA before returning the call!! It breaks my heart thinking that some people would fall for these scammers and send their hard earned money!

  • On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Wrong Person to Mess With wrote:

    First called as "Robert Williams". Then we spoke to "Matthew Barnes" DEA # 77936. Said he needed over $1700 to make the arrest warrant go away. Wanted us to go to a Western Union in a CVS Pharmacy. It all sounded fishy & when we questioned him for supporting evidence he got very angry & talked about how he's been on the force for 17 years & they would come arrest us within 25 minutes. However, he said no local law enforcement agency would have the case number or any record of this.
    We called the FBI!

  • On Friday, March 07, 2014, Bret wrote:

    Those dumb-asses called my wife today from (931)494-9420. The "Agent" claimed that US Customs seized a package addressed to her that contained illegal drugs that came from out of the country. He stated that he has all this evidence against her, a warrant has been issued for her arrest and she would receive further details in the mail that she could give to her attorney. He had the correct address. No pandering for cash. Will see if anything shows up in the mail.
    If we get another call from this so called "Agent" we have many questions to ask: What is your name? What is your badge number? What agency do you work for? What is the office address?
    All questions that any agent can answer.
    BTW: The DEA does not contact the public by telephone.

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