Online Prescription Drugs Scam

Published 06/22 2012 10:42PM

Updated 06/22 2012 11:08PM

     The Drug Enforcement Administration has a warning for all of you who might be purchasing prescription drugs online. You might become the victim of a scam.Here's how it works: authorities say scammers  pose as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel. The fake agents call the victims, who've either purchased prescription meds over the internet or by telephone, and claim to be DEA agents or law enforcement officials from other agencies. They warn the person that what they've done is illegal, but if they pay a fine by wire transfer to a designated location, no legal action will be taken against them. Authorities say the scammers make threats if the person doesn't comply with sending money. If you think you've been the victim of this scam,
contact either the DEA hotline at (877) 792-2873, Congressman Mac Thornberry's office at (202) 225- 3706, or his Wichita Falls office at (940) 692- 1700.

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