(DEA warning of a new scam)..The scammers are impersonating DEA employees.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is urging DEA registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims. The scammers call the victims, spoofing DEA phone numbers in order to appear legitimate, and  threaten arrest, prosecution and i9mprisonment for supposed violations of federal drug laws or involvement in drug trafficking activities unless victims pay a fine over the phone, via wire transfer, or through a gift card. Any receiving such a scam call, hang up and report it by calling 877-792-2873.