Just as retail giant Amazon is considering an entry into the online pharmaceuticals market, the federal government is issuing a warning to consumers about a scam involving that very business, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, criminals are telephoning residences claiming to be a DEA agent.
They tell consumers who have just completed an online purchase of drugs that such transactions are illegal and threaten them with arrest unless they pay a fine.
Explains the government, “The criminals call the victims (who in most cases previously purchased drugs over the Internet or by telephone) and identify themselves as DEA agents or law-enforcement officials from other agencies.
“The impersonators inform their victims that purchasing drugs over the Internet or by telephone is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless they pay a fine.”
The DEA said the impersonators mostly order their