COEUR d'ALENE - A Coeur d'Alene couple was conned out of nearly $500 when they were threatened with arrest over an alleged overdue loan payment.
According to a police report, a woman received a call last week from a man who said her husband was in default on a loan.
The caller said if they did not receive the balance immediately, both the husband and wife would have warrants issued for their arrests.
The caller “listed off a litany of crimes with which they would be charged. She said the caller had quite a lot of information and seemed legitimate. He was very threatening in his manner,” the police report said.
He said the woman needed to call and arrange payment, which she did, giving her credit card information and authorization to charge $445. More here. CdA Press
Would you ever, under any circumstances, give your credit card information over the phone? Why do you think people fall for these scams?