She agreed to help.
She said a “very, very articulate person” got on the call and said he was the public defender and to mail $8,000 cash to an address in Florida.
The next day, another call came, seeking money for medical expenses for the person he had hit, Channel 2 reported.
Again, she responded with money.
“I did call his father and said, ‘Have you heard from him?’” the woman said. “He said, ‘Yeah, I've been talking to him all weekend.’”
This type of scam typically targets unsuspecting seniors, police said.
"There are certain red flags that people should look for,” police spokesman Howard Miller told Channel 2.
"If something doesn't sound right, follow up with your family members and make sure the situation is true to what's being told."
In other news:
Operation Safe Summer was a collaborative effort between the FBI??s Atlanta field office and 38 law enforcement agencies in six metro counties.