Lubbock police warn residents about IRS phone scam - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock police warn residents about IRS phone scam

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police say that Lubbock has been added to the list of cities where people are being contacted by phone in a nationwide IRS scam.

They say the scammers are scaring victims into thinking they will be arrested for owing money to the IRS unless they mail money immediately.

DeeAnn Marsh, a local resident, was contacted by a man claiming to be an IRS agent. The man told her that she owed the IRS a substantial amount of money and that she would be arrested within the hour if she didn't make arrangements to pay the fee.

But, Bobby Bowman, a retired Revenue Officer with the IRS, advised Marsh about IRS procedures and that the call was most likely a scam.

The public is asked to contact the police if they have become victim of fraud.

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