WV Attorney General Warns About Phone Scam

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WHSV) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The scammers will call you and identify themselves as DEA special agents or some other law enforcement agency.

They said a recent purchase you've made is illegal and they will take action unless you wire money or use a pre-paid debit card. In some cases, callers threaten arrest. The key here is that the DEA will never call you at home. Morrisey said to stay calm and call the Consumer Protection Hotline to report it.

That number is 1-800-368-8808.

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