May 15: Phone scammer calls cop, realizes it was a big mistake

A phone scammer made a grave error when he dialed Officer Jeff Bowling and attempted to access his personal information last week. At first, the caller had no clue he was on the line with a cop.

Officer Bowling with the Peebles Police Department in Adams County, Ohio, was actually working on the case when he got a call from a strange number that turned out to be a phone scammer. He quickly began to record the conversation, which lasted for 11 minutes.

A man on the other line claimed he was from Publisher’s Clearing House and wanted to inform the “lucky” resident that he won $950,000 and a brand new Mercedes Benz — all he had to do to collect his prize was provide some personal information.