Some California physicians have reported recent extortion attempts from scam artists posing as US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents. The scam artists tell their victims that purchasing drugs on the phone or Internet is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless they pay a large fine. If you receive such a call, refuse the demand for payment and report the threat to the DEA with this online form. For details, go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/pressreleases/extortion_scam.htm.