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Police Captain Hilariously Trolls Scam Caller Who Threatens To Arrest Her

caitlyn.clancey 30 Aug 2019

I think we can all agree that scam calls are just the absolute worst.

First of all, they always seem to occur around dinner time, which is just rude. If I'm enjoying a meal, I don't want to take a call claiming I've won a free cruise or that my credit card has been frozen and this random person needs all my details ASAP to unfreeze it.

But as big of a nuisance as they are, most us at least know they're scams. For older, more trusting generations, these calls are incredibly dangerous because they usually end up falling for the scams.

While older people are certainly seen as easy targets, I'm sure all scammers know there's one demographic you should avoid entirely: the police.

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That's why it's so deliciously hilarious that one scam caller wound up dialing the number of a police captain who he then tried to convince would be arrested in the next 45 minutes if she didn't provide personal information.

According to Fox News, North Carolina's Apex Police Department Captain Ann Stephens found herself on the receiving end of a scam call and decided to hilariously troll the genius who thought they could swindle a cop.

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The call starts out just like so many before it, with a troubling message.

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In a Facebook video of the exchange, Stephens is first told she is in serious trouble 25 bank accounts under her name have been used for "money laundering, drug trafficking and for Internal Revenue Service tax scams all over USA."

Yikes. Those are some pretty serious claims. Rightfully, Stephens was gravely concerned. But it's okay, because she was dealing with the authorities directly.

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The person on the other end introduced himself as "Officer John Black from Social Security Administration."

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"I have your file in front of me," he informed the police captain. "Now, just to make sure that I'm giving out all the confidential details to the right person, can you verify me your home address?"

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Stephens refuses to give her address, insisting "If you have my file on me you should know what my address is."

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Sounding pretty agitated, "Officer Black" resorts to intimidation, telling Stephens that their call is being "recorded and monitored by four federal agencies", including the IRS and the "department of narcotics."

"One last thing," Black adds. "Please do not interrupt me while I'm speaking. I will give you a fair enough chance to speak once I'm done, is that clear?"

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Likely feeling incredibly intimidated, Stephens eventually gives Officer Black her address.

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"My current address is 205 Saunders Street, in Apex, North Carolina," she says, providing the caller with what is actually the headquarters of her own police department.

Unaware of this, Officer Black continues with his questioning and goes on to ask Stephens for more personal details, like the last four digits of her Social Security number and just how many bank accounts she has opened.

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After Stephens repeatedly refuses to provide Officer Black with her personal information, he becomes agitated.

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"What I'm going to do is I'm going to provide all this information to my senior officer that you are trying to run from the situation, you aren't trying to cooperate over the recorded call," he says, adding that Stephens will be arrested "in the next 45 minutes."

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The call is then handed over to Officer Black's supervisor who identifies himself as "Officer Jason Brown".

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However, this new officer is equally unable to pry personal information from Stephens: "If you don't tell me how many bank accounts you have, we will go ahead and suspend all the bank accounts which are connected to your social security. So don't blame us if you lose any money."

Officer Brown then eventually hangs up, clearly frustrated by repeatedly being stonewalled by the uncooperative drug trafficking, money laundering fugitive he has on the phone.

Watch the full video of the interaction below.

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At the end of the video, Capt. Stephens offers viewers some very important information regarding scam calls.

"Don't ever give out your information, don't ever verify information even if they have it," she says. "They are all scammers, just hang up on them."

"Or," she adds with a cheeky smile, "have a little fun."

The video has currently amassed over 480,000 views on Facebook, and hopefully all those people got both a laugh and a lesson in phone scams.

h/t: Fox News

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