Real life nigerian scammer-esque
I just got a call from my uncle→
[More:], who I recently accompanied to the hospital for dental surgery, where they took down my name and relationship with him.
He got a call from a supposed cop, saying his nephew (me) had been in an accident on such and such highway, and was fine but depressed as it was my fault, and I'd crashed into a doctor and was in jail, so could he (my uncle) deposit about USD$1000 in an account so they'd release me?
My uncle replied "sure, can you tell me what police station you're at so I can call you back?", at which point the 'cop' hung up.
We're calling the hospital to let them know somebody's using their database to try and scam people.
What gets me is how dumb the scammer is, or thinks we are. Obviously if we'd gotten the actual account number, we would have sicked the (actual) cops on him in under 5 seconds.