Nancy Harlet, 70, of Tiffin reported a phone scam recently. Harlet said a young woman called and said her name was Mary. The woman, thought to be in her 20s, told Harlet she was pregnant and thought Harlet could help her.
Harlet believes the young woman chose the name Mary because it's a common name.
Harlet said the woman wouldn't reveal a last name and giggled, saying she should know who she is. This continued for several minutes before Harlet hung up.
Harlet, who earned a law enforcement degree from Tiffin University, quickly recognized it as a scam. She then called Tiffin Police Department and talked to a dispatcher.
"I thought other people should be warned if the scam is in Tiffin," Harlet said.