You think it's your friend calling, but it's actually this growing phone scam

June 12, 2018

Rebecca Schulte, 24, was at her apartment in West Hollywood, California, when she received a call from a familiar area code. She picked up.

"I'm on the side of the road, there's been a really bad car accident," a man said. He told her he'd found her number in the injured man's phone.

Rebecca knew her father had been driving, and in a panic she asked if it was him: "Is it Brian?"

"Is your name Brian?" she could hear the man ask...

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