The Better Business Bureau is reportedly seeing more people falling victim to the five most common scams.
ABC13 spoke with Cynthia Freeland on Thursday. She’s a retired professor and said she received a phone call on Tuesday from an unknown number. She said normally, she doesn’t answer those types of calls, but it was from a city where a relative lives.
“I was worried,” Freeland said. “I answered the phone and it was silent for a moment and then this voice came on and said, ‘I want you to listen carefully,’ and then I hung up.”
She later received a threatening text message saying someone was trying to kill her and demanded $25,000.
“My friend said, ‘Call the police,’ and I didn’t know if it was important enough to, but I called them and they sent an officer…