We all get those annoying scam calls quite often. In fact, there are more and more of them. But we all know to hang up the phone and ignore them. However, some vulnerable people may believe what scammers say. Whether you “won a free vacation” or “they have sensitive information about you” is never true.
The problem is when the elderly, the mentally ill or the disabled pick up the phone. They may be tempted to believe what they are told, not realizing it is a scam. That’s why the police captain from the Apex Police Department filmed herself on the phone for a prank. She shows that they know nothing about her and that she is in complete control.
The scammer claims to have committed fraud and demands to know his address and social security number. But Captain Ann Stevens has none of that. If they had a file on it, as they claim, they already knew all about it.
Also, there are some suspicious names. You talk to Mr. Black and Mr. Brown. Is it just a coincidence? Most likely false names.
But, when the crooks claim a deputy sheriff is coming to arrest her, she can’t help but laugh. Since they don’t know his address in the first place, this is clearly a hollow threat.
And she knows the whole call is a scam. It was interesting to see what they did when she revealed her role in the Apex Police Department.
What do you think of this clever way of educating people about potential scams? We think this is very important. Let us know what you think in the comments. Be sure to share it with friends, family, and anyone potentially vulnerable to phone scams.