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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 38 comments

  • On Monday, September 29, 2014, Sophie wrote:

    They called our office with the threat they intercepted a package that had illegal drugs. I got a call from "Carl Coulter" doubt that's a real name. The number was 360-989-9122 it came from La Center Washington. He said he was DEA OCI Office US Justice Department.

  • On Friday, September 19, 2014, K wrote:

    Number he used was 202-239-2966

  • On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Sean Scanlon wrote:

    I got a call from Javier Pena today and the scam was related to online pharmacy emails and purchases. Offered to settle civil complaint with Dominican Republic for $2000 u.s. These guys are convincing, don't fall for it! Phone number they used was 215-621-8492 watch out for it!

  • On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Simon wrote:

    A man calling himself Alex Carter calls and harasses you, says is from Florida dept.of law enforcement. He also says your social security number has come up in a cyber crime and names your social security number and place of employment to you.then says he will issue an arrest warrant to your local authorities unless you call him now.then if you do not answer he says the warrant well be issued and to call him immediately. the man has have middle eastern accent. when you talk on phone with him call his bluff and theatre the authorities on him or he will continuously harass you.

  • On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Sandy wrote:

    I got a call today from special agent Havier Penna from the Drug Enforcement Agency 215-486-2044 - Ext. 2011 - He wants me to return his call immediately - Looked up about scams like this one - and reported it immediately.

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