FDA warns of fake warn­ing let­ters sent to con­sumers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Classified obituaries -

U.S. health au­thor­i­ties are alert­ing con­sumers to a new scam in­volv­ing fake gov­ern­ment warn­ing let­ters sent to peo­ple who tried to buy medicines on­line or over the phone. The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion said Fri­day that the fake let­ters may be part of an ex­tor­tion scam. The forged let­ters claim to be from the FDA or the Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sion, but those agen­cies al­most never is­sue such warn­ings to pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als, but rather to com­pa­nies, pro­fes­sion­als or in­dus­try of­fi­cials. The let­ters falsely claim that the gov­ern­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the drugs the con­sumers at­tempted to pur­chase.

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