I've been scammed. I can't believe it....the kind of thing that I warn people about happened to my husband and I. Had I answered the phone and heard what he said, then I would have known it wasn't my nephew, but he was talking to my husband first.
The problem is he SOUNDED like my nephew...who is a good guy who never gets in trouble. Well, if you ever get a call from a "relative" in trouble (especially if it is in Canada) tell them to go to h#&&. :o)
We are out $3,000 - it won't kill us, but it does hurt us. Hurts my pride worse than anything, and I am usually more careful.
So if you get any Canada number like this one (1-514-553-4182) it is a scam. Many of those numbers are, and especially if they call you from a number that is a Google number.
Now that I have it all figured out I know that the people in CA called through the Google number - that they were in jail in Oceanside with some of those special cell phones - and then used another similar type Google Canada number...can't trace it. Lost the money. Lost my pride, and during a time when we are underwater emotionally.
At least someone in Oceanside was able to get out of jail. GRRRRRRR.