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Con Artist Picks The Wrong Person To Try To Scam

A scammer in Wisconsin tried to take advantage of an unsuspecting person by claiming to be the IRS. He threatened to have the person arrested if the poor victim didn't give his sensitive information and cough up a fine for a 'fraud' charge. Little did the con artist know, he was talking to a cop.

Police officer Kyle Roder was familiar with phone scams. In fact, he helps educate local elderly residents about these kinds of scams to help them avoid being victimized by some sleaze ball. Because of this, when he got a warning from the 'IRS' stating that he committed a fraud and needed to call immediately, he recognized it for the con job that it was.

Roder decided to have a little fun with the con artist. He had someone film him as he called the number. He asked if it was the IRS, and the person on the other end of the line said it was.

Officer Roder then explained he got a violation stating he committed fraud, and that he had to pay a fine. The cop suggested he go straight down to the local IRS office to clear the situation up, but the con artist had an excuse to prevent that.

The scammer told Roder, "Your case file has been handed to us because you’re being investigated by our department.”

Roder asked how long he had to get the money in, and the con artist told him to send it within two hours or he would be arrested. The officer took down information from the crook about where to make the payment, and the crook couldn't even keep his own lies straight. Roder pointed out that he gave him two different names, but the quick-thinking crook simply combined them and said it was his full name.

Cops immediately went over and placed the con artist under arrest. Roder put out the video in hopes it would be an educational tool to help others learn to recognize the scam.

"When you follow [calls like these] up, realistically they take us out of the country and out of our jurisdiction,” he said. “But if someone is out of money we will work with numerous agencies – including the FBI and the real IRS – to investigate.”

Source: AWM
Photos: AWM

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