The Drug Enforcement Administration is hot on the trail of a group of scammers posing as DEA agents so they can rip off unsuspecting Americans who have purchased prescriptions online.
Impostors call their victims and claim they have been indicted on drug charges for illegally purchasing prescriptions through a website registered in the Dominican Republic.
One such victim was a Hollywood producer who immediately called his lawyer to deal with the charges. One of the "agents" told the lawyer his client could "make the case go away" if he paid a civl penalty.
Fortunately, the lawyer grew suspicious and taped the next phone conversation to hand over to the REAL Drug Enforcement Agency.
It turns out these con artists are using names of actual agents and have already convinced a number of people to send in money in hopes of their "indictment" going away.
Ugh! Such a shame! We hope these guys get caught and get what they deserve!
Tags: case, civl penalty, dea, dominican republic, drug enforcement agency, hollywood producer, illegal, prescription drugs, scam