If purchasing medications from dodgy online pharmacies wasn’t already dangerous enough, criminals are now using new methods to extort money from the unwary, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
Over the holiday period, the FDA issued advice cautioning members of the public to be on their guard against a scam where criminals pretending to be FDA special agents call customers of internet drug stores, informing them that they have broken the law by buying medications online, and demanding they pay a fine.
According to the warning published by the FDA, the scammers request that the fine (which can range between $100 and $250,000) be wired to a designated location, usually in the Dominican Republic. Apparently, if…
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