DEA warning to fraudsters posing as agents trying to steal money, identities

DEA warning to fraudsters posing as agents trying to steal money, identities

(KWWL) – The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning of a widespread fraud scheme in which crooks impersonate DEA agents in order to extort money or steal your identity.

There are several variations of the scam. One of them claims that the target’s name was used to hire a vehicle that was stopped at the border and contained a large amount of drugs. The scammer then asks you to verify your social security number or falsely claims that your bank account has been compromised.

In some cases, the scammer threatens to arrest you and asks you to send money via a gift card or wire transfer to pay a fine or to help investigate or reset your bank account. Part of a fraudulent call was captured by …

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