I got left a message from a man with a thick foreign accent telling me that "me or my attorney needs to call him back immediately" and "good luck" if I don't
I called back the number and the man literally starts screaming at me that he is Inspector Johnson and that I am in a lot of trouble, and I am going to jail for internet fraud, and I should have known to meet my responsibilities. I try to ask him what this is about, and he keeps telling me that he is the one doing the talking. He tells me he MAY be able to stop this if I am willing to immediately wire him $975.
None of this makes any sense to me, and I keep trying to get him to tell me what this is all about. Finally he just tells the Sheriff will be coming to take me to jail in 1 hour, and if I want to have a chance at stopping this, I need to call him back immediately and be willing to wire this money. He hangs up.
Well, I wait for the sheriff to come and nobody shows up.
The man called back and left a message again today. Should I do anything about this?
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