Reported by: Teresa Higginbotham
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Mar. 14, 2012 2:59 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012 3:14 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A cop impersonator picks the wrong victim. Terry Campbell of Culloden got a call from a fake DEA agent who claimed her credit card had been used to buy drugs overseas and she was 10 minutes away from being arrested.
Campbell recognized the call as a so-called "Nigerian Scam" of which State Police recently warned the public. The agent impersonator then hung up on Campbell when she got suspicious and pointed out she worked for the West Virginia Troopers Association.
The same voice, phone number, and real DEA agent's name has shown up in other scam incidents now documented on the internet. State Police warn that legitimate law enforcement won't ever call or e-mail you, nor ask you to send any money.