One sunny day, a mother got a call from an unknown number.
At first, she was skeptical, but she picked up thinking that it could be her newly-married daughter calling from London.
Hello Ma'am, I regret to inform you that your daughter, Olivia, has been jailed in London. If you send over $10,000 for bail, she will pay you back.
Yes Ma'am, just send over the bail money and she'll be released. Have a nice day.
Of course! Is she okay?
I hope Olivia is okay...
$10,000 has been transferred.
Mom! Todd and I are back from London! I wanted to show you my dress before we go off on our honeymoon!
Olivia's Mom never heard from the scammer again, but she did go to the FTC and warned other people about the scam. Since it was over a burner phone, the FTC was unable to find the scammer. Be on the lookout for scams like these!
No Mom, I'm home. You got scammed! You should go to the FTC to warn others and try to find the person.
I thought you were in jail! A man just called me and told me to transfer $10,000 to bail you out!