IRS Scam Targets Young Murfreesboro Woman - Turned Victim

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IRS Scams in Murfreesboro have started up again and it is not even the end of the year yet... The most recent scam was reported by a 22-year-old woman who said she got the call from a "515" area code, which is Iowa. The victim told officers that the unknown subject told her they were with the IRS.

As the talks continued, the person on the phone told the victim that she owed $3,000 in taxes and if she failed to pay the IRS, warrants would be obtained for her arrest.

The victim told the scam artist on the phone that she did not know what they were talking about. However, the caller convinced the woman that legal action would be pursued if she did not make a payment.

Scared into a corner, the woman used Uber to hitch a ride to Walgreens where she bought a "Google Play Card." She then called the scammer back which is when he told the woman she needed to pay another $300.

The end result: The victims boyfriend told her not to talk to the make-believe IRS agents. So, she called the police.

Police have few details to go by, other than a phone number of 515-478-7292 - which is a non-working number.

Source:

MPD Incident 18-19103

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