Police Warn Residents After Bloomfield Woman Loses $5,000 In IRS Scam

CBS Detroit

BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ) – A Bloomfield Township woman is the latest to lose money as a result of an IRS scam.

The woman, who was not identified, told investigators she recently received an urgent automated message from an organization claiming to be the IRS. When the woman called the organization, she was told she had been found guilty during an audit and needed to transfer money to a re-loadable bank card or risk immediate arrest.

The woman told police she suspected it was a scam, so she questioned the person she was speaking with. While the caller provided answers, the woman searched the internet in an effort to corroborate what she was being told, police said.

At one point, the woman said she was on a conference call with someone claiming to be an official from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Police say the woman even compared the name and number on her…

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