Student Scammed Out of $2,000 After Fake Ransom Call, Police Say

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT

...

Student Scammed Out of $2,000 After Fake Ransom Call, Police Say

October 11, 2012 Updated Oct 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT

A scary -- and strange -- story out of Florida.

According to a report from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, police said a 21-year-old college student was scammed out of $2,000 as part of a fake ransom demand for his twin brother.

According to the News-Journal report, police said the student received a phone call saying that this twin brother had been kidnapped and would be killed if he did not pay the money.

Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal report HERE.