Consumer Tip — SCAM ALERT: Professional Licensees Beware!

Professional license holders are the latest target of scammers, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

The 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 that they are the subject of an investigation. The callers are demanding money to clear up the matter, or threatening to revoke the individual’s license. Please be advised that the DCA will NOT contact licensees by telephone to discuss investigations or demand money.

Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be any of the above mentioned individuals seeking money should REFUSE the demand. We encourage you to report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) HERE. You may also report the call to the DCA at

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