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90 views • March 13, 2018

IRS Scammer Doesn't Know He's Talking to Police—Hilarious

Petr Svab
A person pretending to be an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officer apparently didn't know he was placing a call to the Midland Police Department in Texas and tried to con Officer Stief into paying over $8,000. The scammer even threatened that police would come and arrest the police officer if he didn't pay promptly. "[Stief] was on the phone for over 30 minutes with six different 'IRS' representatives. He just wanted to know how to not get arrested!" the department stated on Facebook, posting a video on March 2 with outtakes from the conversation. The scammers said Stief owed $8,140 and that he must rush to an Apple store and pay through Apple gift cards. "Don't forget, this is a very real scam that many people fall victim to," the department stated. "The IRS says they will ALWAYS contact you by mail first before calling you. And they will NEVER ask you to pay using a debit card, wire transfer, or cashier's check... or Apple gift cards." Credit: Midland Police Department
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