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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 62 comments

  • On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Dory wrote:

    I received a call yesterday from Special Agent John Anderson, DEA. He left a message. He called again this morning. This time, I actually talked to him. He had information about me, like my address, phone, and that I had ordered a certain medication online on February 23, 2007. I am only 40 years old, and I know that these scams take place. But, he was extremely convincing. When I told him I had SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) looking into it, he didn't back down. He told me that DEA agents would be at my home to arrest me within 10 minutes. It was very scary how much info he had about me that was accurate!

  • On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Lucian Stone wrote:

    Received the same call from Mitch Turner, with badge Number B-1911, from the DEA in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from 954 353 4571 with instructions to send $2,500.00 to Sandy Perez, Newark, NJ, who would seal the indictments for trafficking in "controlled substances." The telephone communication was nearly impossible with crackles and ellipses from a terrible connection on the other end. I didn't send any money which they requested to be sent by Western Union or Money Gram. They could even tell me where I could find either place--and they were working on Saturday!

  • 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:


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