Scammers call in as IRS

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CUMMING, Ga. — An “Officer Sean White from the IRS” told a man he owed $2,850 in back taxes and needed to pay up or face the judge, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On Sept. 17, a man in the 3000 block of Flagstaff Drive told deputies he got a call from a man who identified himself as Officer Sean White from the IRS at about 10:45 a.m.

The caller left a message and said the man owed an outstanding payment for back taxes totaling $2,850.

The caller said he needed to pay over the phone or he would be summoned to court.

When the man called back, an “Officer Gray” answered the phone and asked the man to make a payment or he would have to “face the judge.”

The man asked “Gray” to send a letter explaining the matter and “Gray” said the IRS had already sent several letters to which there was no response.

“Gray” said the letters were sent to the man’s address in Gainesville, but the man lived in Suwanee.

“Gray” said he would call back after further investigation and hung up the phone. He did not call again.