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ALERT: New drug smuggling scam targets elderly Americans

Federal authorities said criminals are tricking elderly Americans into becoming unwitting drug mules. The criminals are hiding the drugs in packages and ask the victims to transport the packages. (Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Federal authorities said criminals are tricking elderly Americans into becoming unwitting drug mules. The criminals are hiding the drugs in packages and ask the victims to transport the packages. (Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
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Federal authorities say criminals are tricking elderly Americans into becoming unwitting drug mules! It's an emerging scam that is relatively new to authorities, but it has already landed several victims in foreign prisons.

We're On Your Side with what you need to be aware of to spot this scam and protect yourself.

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