The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is warning all licensed professionals about individuals impersonating DCA investigators, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and investigators, New Jersey Drug Control Unit investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators, and other law enforcement personnel, as part of an extortion scheme.
The impersonators are contacting licensees by telephone or letter
, stating they are the subject of an investigation. The callers demand money to close the investigation and threaten to revoke the individual’s license. Please be advised that the Division of Consumer Affairs will never demand money or threaten to revoke the individual’s license.
Anyone who receives a telephone call from a person purporting to be an investigator seeking money should refuse the demand. We encourage you to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov
. You may also report the call to the Division at AskConsumerAffairs@lps.state.nj.us
Kaitlin A. Caruso
Acting Director, Division of Consumer Affairs
Office of the New Jersey Attorney General