Police Captain Trolls Phone Scammer Who Says She's About to Be Arrested
The caller told Capt. Ann Stephens she was accused of bank fraud and drug trafficking.
A police captain turned the tables on a phone scammer who threatened her with arrest over bogus charges.
Capt. Ann Stephens with the Apex Police Department in North Carolina took a call from a man who identified himself as "Officer John Black" and said he was calling with "serious allegations under your name." Meanwhile, she put him on speaker while one of her colleagues recorded a video.
During the 10-minute conversation, the man asked her for personal information — which she refused to give out or confirm — and he detailed the allegations against her: bank fraud, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
When asked for her address, she gave the street address for the Apex Police Department, and the man said a sheriff's deputy was on their way to arrest her.
"I'm going to be charged with drug trafficking?" Stephens asks.
"Absolutely," he responds.
"In 45 minutes, a sheriff's deputy is going to arrest me for drug trafficking?" she asks.
"Absolutely," he says.
But she refused to accept what he was telling her, and when she was transferred to a manager, she called him out for giving her different information than the previous person.
Finally outfoxed, the scammer hung up.
"Folks, these are scam calls," Stephens warns at the end of the video. "Don't ever give out your information, don't ever verify information, even if they have it. ... They're all scammers. Just hang up on them or have a little fun."
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