OMAHA, Neb. – The DEA wants the public to be cautious of telephone calls from criminals posing as DEA or other law enforcement personnel threatening arrest and prosecution for supposed violations of federal drug laws or involvement in drug-trafficking activities.
Callers typically identify themselves as DEA personnel and instruct their victims to pay the ‘fine’ via wire transfer to avoid arrest, prosecution and imprisonment. Callers have been known to use fake names, badge names and even identify as well-known DEA senior officials.
DEA personnel will never contact practitioners or the public by phone to demand any form of payment.