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Scam Alert: Law Impersonation Extortion Scheme!


The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) has put out a Scam Alert that individuals are impersonating several law agencies, including, but not limited to: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, DEA Investigators, New Jersey Drug Control Unit Investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Investigators, and other law enforcement personnel.

The scam involves an impersonator contacting licensed professionals by telephone or letter, stating they are the subject of an investigation, as part of an extortion scheme. The caller demands money using threats of revoking the individual's license if they do not cooperate.

The Division of Consumer Affairs wants to remind you that they will never contact licensees by telephone to discuss investigations or demand money. You should hang up immediately if you receive a call from someone claiming to be from any of the organizations listed above or other agencies demanding money by threats.

We encourage anyone whose been in contact with these impersonators described to report them to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at or to the Division at

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