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


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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