Contact Us

Don’t Fall for This Phony IRS Scam [Video]

Talk about a scary phone call! ‘You are about to be arrested for taxes,’ it claims. Check out this call that came into one of my household’s smartphones yesterday.

The people who pull this kind of thing need to be strung up. The elderly, the uninformed and those without resources to check it out could legitimately be frightened by this kind of thing.

I did not call the number back. Instead, I typed it into a browser and a very cool website called It kicked back results saying that 25 percent of the people who turned the number in reported it as a scammer. Another website called and a third called had similar results.

I can’t say for sure what would happen if the number was called back. But in some of these types of scams, you can find yourself hit with a huge charge for calling in.

Here’s a transcription of the phone call:

Hi this is the tax crime investigation unit of  IRS. The reason you are receiving this pre-recorded (audio dropped out) that IRS has issued an arrest warrant against you right now you and your physical property those are being monitored and it’s very important that I do hear back from you as soon as possible before we proceed further in any legal matter. My direct call back number is 253-220-4553 again, the number is 253-220-4553.

Download the Free KFMX Mobile App Now

Get Our Newsletter for More Lubbock News


Lubbock Police Tase Suspect for Resisting Arrest





Woman Finds Kids in Car With Passed-Out Parents




Best of 1340 The Fan

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from SportsRadio 1340 The Fan.