"I'm disgusted with myself because I didn't pick up on it," Godfrey said.
Within hours, the scammer went on a shopping spree, spending $6,000 at Home Depot, $1,400 at Lowes, $400 at Walgreens and $200 on an Edible Arrangement, among other charges.
The number the scammer has been disconnected.
Godfrey said most of the stores recognized the fraudulent charges and halted the transactions.
"It won't happen again, I assure you, because I'm not answering that phone unless it's somebody I know," Godfrey said.