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

Lubbock police warn residents about IRS phone scam


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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