Scam caller demands money from Madison banker, pretends to have daughter

Published: Apr. 18, 2017 at 1:46 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A 29-year-old Madison banker received a call from a scammer claiming he had his daughter and demanded ransom money for her freedom.

According to the Madison Police Department, the strange call came on his personal phone while the 29-year-old was at work last week. When the Madison banker answered the phone call he heard a girl crying and then a gruff voice saying, “Hand me the phone!”

The scam caller then addressed the business man by his first name and said he had his daughter and demanded ransom money. The business man told the scam caller that he didn’t have a daughter and the call disconnected. It appeared the scam call came from India.

The banker notified the police in case others who may have daughters get a similar disturbing phone call.

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