The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which scammers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to extort money or steal personal identifiable information.
DEA personnel will never contact members of the public or medical practitioners to demand money or any other form of payment, will never request personal or sensitive information, and will only notify people of a legitimate investigation or legal action in person or by official letter. In fact, no legitimate federal law enforcement officer will demand cash or gift cards from a member of the public. You should only give money, gift cards, personally identifiable information, including bank account information, to someone you know.
DEA. 19 March, 2021. Scam Alert. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/scam-alert on 10 August, 2022
DEA. "Scam Alert."Drug Enforcement Agency, 19 March, 2021, https://www.dea.gov/scam-alert Accessed 10 August, 2022.
DEA. . Drug Enforcement Agency on DEA website. https://www.dea.gov/scam-alert. 19 March, 2021. Accessed 10 August, 2022.