According to TheNextWeb, a woman in California recently received a call from the other party who claimed to be the police officer of Berkeley Police Department Neil Matthew. The other party asked the woman to use cryptocurrency to remit all the money to him, claiming that she was under investigation for “trafficking and fraudulent activities”. The woman then received multiple calls from different numbers, including the US call 911. According to BPD, there is no police officer of this name in the police station. Fraudsters can cover their own phone numbers with official phone calls. It is not clear whether the target of the fraudster is directed against people outside California.