Warning: Here’s what a fake IRS call sounds like

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You’ve probably heard about the phone calls people have been getting recently where the other person on the phone claims to be from the IRS and demands money.

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Well, if you haven’t, a Boynton Beach police employee received one of those calls and the department taped it so now you can hear it.

In this case, the caller claimed the IRS was filing a lawsuit against the employee. The phone number was 509-588-7382.

“THIS IS A SCAM. The IRS is not going to call you and leave you a ‘heads up, we’re suing you’ voicemail. If you get a call or voicemail like this, ignore it,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater wrote on the department’s Facebook page.

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It turns out there are a lot of people who have gotten similar calls.

“I got this call a couple of weeks ago and they left a message to call back this number,” Paola Riffaud wrote on the Facebook post. “I called back and somebody answer the phone saying something not nice so i (sic) knew it wasn’t real. Thanks for the info!”

“He told me I was going to be arrested and deported back to my home nation if I didn’t pay. When I told him I was born in Boynton he said the ‘cops’ we’re on the way,” Vishnu Brett Siew wrote. “That’s (sic) was 18 months ago. The ‘cops’ still aren’t here. Lol”

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