Layton woman warns others after falling for virtual kidnapping scam
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KSTU - "They tried to get $2,000 from her. Not all of the transactions went through, but she did lose $800."

via KSTU:

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.

FULL STORY: Layton woman warns others after falling for virtual kidnapping scam - KSTU

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