Scam Artists Target Consumer At Work

It's one of our biggest pet peeves--getting unwanted calls either at home or on a cell phone. But what if you were getting those calls at work?

Laural Vogel works two jobs to make ends meet. Last week, while she was on the clock, she received a call at work from a man claiming to be a police officer.

Laural says, "I was going to be arrested for fraudulent checks and loans and to keep it out of court I needed to pay $1497.00."

Laural went through all of her old paperwork. She found proof she paid off her loan-in full.

Before she gave the caller any information-she asked her mother to help her look into it.

"She found this phone number he had given me on the internet with pages and pages of complaints," Laurel said.

Those complaints pop up on the RipOff Report and WhoCalled.Us, among other sites.

The caller says he works for the United Legal Investigations Bureau.

He claims he is an officer-although he goes by different names including Officer White, Officer Ron, and Graham Smith.

In all of the complaints, he threatens to throw the consumers in jail if they don't pay him immediately.

Laural says, in her case, so called "Officer White" has caller her not once, but twice at work. She's not allowed to take personal phone calls.

"When I tried to ask him how he got my work number-he kept avoiding the subject," according to Laural.

Laural now plans on avoiding him, and her co-workers have been instructed to hang up on the scam artist.


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