DEA scam phone call
Yesterday I received a message on my answering machine and a live phone call today from a"DEA Agent" who needed information from me about purported purchases by me of controlled substances online. I have never made such purchases, but the person I talked with became quickly threatening and abusive, saying if I didn't cooperate, I was facing 3-5 years in jail and a hefty fine. I WAS cooperating...I had no idea what he was talking about. He ended by saying that he was sending police to take me into custody. I was really scared, but when I thought about it, I realized this must've been some sort of scam attempt. I googled "DEA phone scam" and found details of this. Evidently, they try to levy a fine on you to make this go away. My call never got to that. Should this happen to you, get off the phone. Get the # from Google. I reported it to the DEA extortion line.