NewsWest 9 spoke to a victim of a phone kidnapping scam who said she felt helpless and hopes no one ever has to feel that way.
ODESSA, Texas — Scam calls-we’ve all heard of them, most us have probably even received one.
Those calls can be about a late bill, a fake arrest warrant or that your car warranty is overdue. Sometimes these scams go as far as saying a family member has been in an accident or that their family member has been kidnapped.
NewsWest 9 spoke to a victim of this kind of scam. The woman who did not want to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue said she felt helpless and hopes that is a feeling no one ever has to feel.
“The gentleman starts yelling and cursing at me and tells me if I ever want to see my daughter again to calm down and not call the police,” said the victim of the kidnapping phone scam. “At this point I was stupefied.”
The victim told NewsWest 9 the scammer was claiming her daughter had been kidnapped after stating she was in a car accident.
“I couldn’t process any thoughts, I had no idea what was up down I was driving and I had no idea where I was…