LAYTON, Utah —- (KSTU) -- Sandy Baker of Layton is warning Utahns after she fell victim to a virtual kidnapping scam.
“It never occurred to me at all, ever, that this was not a real situation,” Baker said.
Baker says she was driving around her Layton neighborhood when she got a call from an unknown number.
“A girl calls me 'mom.' She's crying hysterically. She says she's been in an accident,” Baker said.
Moments later a man gets on the phone.
“He wants money from me. I'm like 'Dude, slow down. I don't know what you're talking about. I don't have any money,'" Baker said.
When it becomes clear that Baker isn't an easy target, they put the girl back on.