USA TODAY: Hang up if a caller claims to be from the IRS


Hang up if a caller claims to be from the IRS

One Grand Blanc woman was so terrified by a supposed call from the IRS demanding money that she drove immediately to the bank while the aggressive caller remained on the cell phone. But the frightened woman slyly handed the teller a note that said “Robbery in Progress.” The police arrived at the bank, according to Grand Blanc Detective Steve Hatfield, because the teller thought that’s who she needed to call. Once the scam was explained, the police officer then actually talked to the guy on the cell, Hatfield said. But the brazen con artist caller threatened to lock up the police officer if he didn’t pay the back-due taxes. Susan Tompor:Did your cell phone ring just once? Do not call back

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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.