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Feb. 21, 2012BROWNCOUNTY, NE |  By: AP

Nebraska Scam

A sheriff in northeastern Kansas is warning of a new telephone scam from someone claiming to be with the U.S. Enforcement Agency.

Several residents of Brown County have received the calls. A caller tells residents that they are targets of an investigation into purchases of diet pills and medications from other countries. The victims are then told they will be arrested immediately at work unless they wire money to the DEA at a specified address. Victims have told Brown County authorities that they have ordered medications from out of the country in the past. Investigators believe the scammers have somehow got hold of records of those transactions.