http://securitywatch.eweek.com/illegal_ ... omers.html
On Dec. 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that scammers pretending to be FDA special agents were calling customers of Internet drug pharmacies and demanding they pay a fine for buying medications online. According to the FDA, the scammers request the fine - ranging from $100 to $250,000 - be sent via wire transfer to a designated location, typically in the Dominican Republic. Those who refuse to pay are threatened with arrest, deportation and even physical harm.
"Impersonating an FDA official is a violation of federal law," said Michael Chappell, the FDA's acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, in a statement.
This is an interesting - and tremendously stupid - development. Part of me wishes the dumber of the recipients would actually fall for this, because it could do considerable damage to the affiliates who are mailing any variety of pharmacy spam.