ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Sioux Falls man duped into wiring money in IRS scam

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls authorities say a 38-year-old man has been scammed into wiring money to someone claiming to be from the IRS. KELO-TV reports that the Sioux Falls man got a phone call from someone claiming to be with the revenue se...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Sioux Falls authorities say a 38-year-old man has been scammed into wiring money to someone claiming to be from the IRS.

KELO-TV reports that the Sioux Falls man got a phone call from someone claiming to be with the revenue service. He was told he would be arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service if he didn't wire $8,000 to the account number provided.

The man believed it was a legitimate phone call because the scammer discussed his job history.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says the IRS sends letters rather than making phone calls.

Related Topics: CRIME
What To Read Next
"If we show we are complacent with areas like this that clearly need addressing, we’re not improving as a city,” Mitchell Republic Editor Luke Hagen said during the city council meeting discussion.
Discussion will take place during the 6 p.m. meeting on Monday at City Hall
Lawmakers have said it is likely only one is affordable at this time without cutting programs or adding other taxes or revenue streams
Members Only
Although Mitchell's rates would be increase, the proposed equitable rate structure could lessen the increased costs for residential customers' water and sewer bills.