Every one of us works hard to earn a living. Others may have multiple jobs in order to make enough money to get by. Some people, on the other hand, prefer to take the easy way out. They attempt to defraud others in order to gain money quickly.

However, if one con artist dialed Jean Ebbert’s number and attempted to defraud her, he or she certainly made a mistake.

The woman from Seaford, N.Y., is a tiny village on Long Island with a population of less than 6,000 people. She’s a woman in her 70s but will never be pushed around. She used to work as a 911 dispatcher. She is skilled at critical thinking and analyzing circumstances due to her previous occupation.

That is why, when this caller claimed to be her grandson, she knew he was attempting to deceive her. She recognized that he was a scammer right away!

The caller, who was sobbing during the conversation, claimed to have been arrested for DUI and needed money to pay bail. Because she didn’t have any driving-age grandkids, Jean was wary of the caller right away.

She stated, “I don’t have a grandson who drives, so I knew it was a scam.”

However, since she was aware that if she terminated the call and disregarded the man’s claims, he would just simply recruit another victim, she decided to play along. Jean said, “So I played the game. And then I said to him, ‘Listen, don’t call your mother, she’s gonna be mad. Let me handle this.’”

While she was discussing the situation with her grandson, a scammer phoned. During the conversation, he passed the phone to his “lawyer,” who informed her that her grandson needed $8,000 in bail money. Jean was well aware of the theater, so she played along as well. She told him to come by her house to get the cash he required.

She stated, “I told him I had the money in the house, and thought, he’s not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that.”

The phony bail bondsman came to Jean’s house a short time later in order to collect the cash that had been promised to him. She had already devised the plan to expose him before he got there.

Jean called the cops before the man showed up and informed them of her situation. He warned them that he could be a fraudster attempting to get her to provide him $8,000 in cash. As a result, the police were sent to the woman’s house.

They waited for the guy to arrive there. Despite his doubt that the guy would turn up, he did in fact appear. When the con man arrived at Jeans’ home address, two cops arrested him on the ground.

A 28-year-old man named Joshua Estrella Gomez has been charged with attempted grand larceny and is currently incarcerated.

The surveillance camera in the house captured the entire incident, allowing Jean to know for sure that he would not be able to defraud anybody again.

Because of their age, elderly people are usually easy targets for fraudsters. They are, however, incorrect since Jean is a bright individual who is out there. She has undoubtedly shown that if they act and think quickly from the start, they can avoid being taken advantage of by scammers despite their age.