A Bryan woman fell victim Tuesday to a phone scam after thinking her family member was in immediate danger.
Bryan police say the 61-year-old woman received a phone call from someone claiming to have kidnapped her family member and would harm them if she didn't immediately wire transfer $800.
The woman stayed on her cell phone with the scammers while she had the money transferred.
She later called police, and they determined it was indeed a scam.
If you receive a similar call contact local law enforcement.
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