International student scared and scammed

An international university student here has lost $6,000 in a telephone scam because he was afraid he’d be arrested if he didn’t send the money.

Mehran Durrani got a phone call from someone claiming to be from Immigration Canada and that he was suspected of terrorist activity. He transferred money through Western Union and MoneyGram for what was described as legal help from the U-S. Police continue to investigate the scam.