FDA warns of extortion scam targeting people who bought drugs online


If you purchased drugs online or at a so-called telepharmacy, you could be a target for extortionists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

The FDA issued a warning that people posing as FDA agents -- as well as law enforcement officers from other agencies -- are contacting people who bought drugs through those channels in an attempt to scare their prospective victims into paying "fines."