A 25-year-old man who works in Solon had to deal with a scary situation: He received a call from an unknown person claiming to have his social security number.
The scarier part: The caller actually did have his social security number, and tried to extort the victim for money, according to Solon Police.
The worker, an employee of Brennan Industries on Cochran Road, received the call on his company phone. He contacted the police, and an officer called and talked to the scammer, who claimed to be a an FBI agent named "Gail."
The officer went back to the police station to write up a police report on the matter, and the victim call him and to say that the scammer called back claiming to be the police officer, according to the report.
Police traced the phone number to Compton, Calif.