20-year-old Madison woman loses $5,000 in phone scam
Scammer claimed to be with Madison Police
WISC-TV , TMJ4 Staff
1:36 PM, Aug 29, 2017
MADISON, Wis. --A Madison woman lost $5,000 in a phone scam from a person claiming to be with the Madison Police Department.
The 20-year-old woman told Madison police she got a call from what appeared to be from them. She claims the caller had a thick Indian accent and told her she had tax issues and needed to pay $5,000 immediately to avoid penalties.