By Tracey Daigle and Dave Robinson
We decided to share this true story with you from Tracey’s family because it illustrates just how clever scam artists can be by playing on natural human emotions.
This starts with a recent call to Tracey’s father-in-law, Fred Daigle Sr. He believed it to be his grandson, Bailey calling. Bailey is a student at the University of Richmond and was thought to be at college at the time.
Caller: “Hi, Grandpa.”
Fred Sr: “Hi Bailey.”
Caller: “I’m in trouble and need help. I’m in Ohio. I drove there for a funeral. I’ve been in a car accident. I may sound funny because I have a broken nose and split lip. The accident was my fault. I’m in jail. They are charging me with DUI. I need $1,600 bail money right away to get out.