(NEWSER) – Scammers took the common IRS ruse to dangerous new heights this week in Colorado Springs, calling in multiple fake emergencies to 911 and causing armed police to surround their victim's daughter, Consumerist reports. Jim Davis received a phone call Monday morning from a man claiming to be an IRS agent, according to KKTV.
The caller said Davis owed thousands of dollars in back taxes and threatened him with immediate arrest if he didn't pay up. Scared, Davis went to the bank, where he was informed it was likely a scam. Despite more calls from multiple numbers—including one showing up as the El Paso County Sheriff's Office—Davis refused to pay up, KOAA reports. Then things took an unusual turn.
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