Here the victim receives a phone call from a scammer posing to be an officer of the law. They are told their loved one (child, grandchild, husband, etc.) has gotten in trouble with the law and money must be sent immediately for bail, fees etc. In a variation of this scam, someone posing to be the loved one may speak on the phone for a brief instant asking for help, they may also be spoofing your loved one's phone number. In this scenario, you are encouraged to check on the welfare of your loved one with someone else who also is in close regular contact with them and might be able to vouch for their whereabouts. The victim is almost always pressed to stay on the phone with the scammer and not contact anyone else about the matter until they have made you visit an ATM location and inserted your cash. A real law officer would never pressure a person to send money immediately. These should be BIGGEST RED FLAGS of all!