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portrays how easy it is for a predatory caller to manipulate his ...
on May 31, 2015
The movie, which is a reenactment of an actual incident, portrays how easy it is for a predatory caller to manipulate his (or her) victims. This is particularly true if the predator knows a little about the victims. In this case, as a customer in the fast food restaurant he overheard some employee conversations, including emplyoee names & the name of the district manager. Coincidentally, the night before, one of the supervisor's employees had left a refrigerator door open causing the spoilage of $1,500 worth of bacon which reflected badly on her supervisory skills. This caused her to be in a heightened state anxiety. The caller did not know about the spoilage but armed with the little knowledge he overheard he managed to portray himself as an authority figure (in this case a policeman). Speaking to the supervisor he claimed that a customer had reported a theft by a female employee (whose name I forget) & that he was investigating it. He also said that he had spoken to the district manager, using the manager's name. He manipulated her by a combination of flattery & coercion to enlist other employees in an "interrogation" process that slowly escalated to strip searching, humiliation & sexual activity. At 1 point, speaking to the victim, he threatend her with a night in a jail cell if she did not stop protesting her innocence. He demanded that she adddress him as "officer."
The movie shows us how easy it is to manipulate vulnerable people, particularly the young, the naive, the poorly educated who might, in other circumstances, realize that this is illegal but were disarmed by the circumstances. By no means is this vulnerability limited to this group. It can happen to anyone. I found the movie very compelling.