LINCOLN, Neb. - An Omaha woman was the victim of a telephone scam where the callers said her father was going to be arrested for drug dealing unless she paid them money.
According to police reports, the woman told officers she started receiving phone calls on March 30th from a man named Brian Teddy who told her that she was going to be arrested for the drug dealing that her father had done.
She said the caller spoke with an Indian accent. The woman told “Teddy” her father was not involved in drug dealing to her knowledge.
She said she received numerous phone calls from five different numbers demanding she pay money or face being arrested. Her caller ID on one of the numbers said “Interpol Toronto Canada.” She also started receiving emails from “Teddy” but didn’t know how he got her email address.
The woman told police she became afraid and the suspect repeatedly told her to send him money or face being arrested. He told her he would find her and even knew her home address and father’s full name.
She said she sent money grams 12 times to six different names totaling $8,205 up until April 8th before realizing she was being scammed.
The woman told police her father was deported in 2016 and was currently living in Mexico.