Buying prescription drugs over the Internet from Canada is being done by many people as a way to save money, however, technically the practice may be illegal.  Recently scammers are taking advantage of this by calling people and representing that they are federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials and that there is a warrant out for the arrest of the person receiving the call.  The victim is then told that they can resolve the matter by wiring money to the caller.


Although purchasing Canadian drugs may technically illegal, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not take any action against anyone purchasing such prescription drugs over the Internet in amounts no more than three months worth of a prescription and the DEA does not get involved with this in any manner.  If you receive such a call, ignore it.

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