A Web User
"Got the call on Tuesday. Immediately knew it was a scam. I called back later from a pay phone so my real number couldn't be tracked but convinced him for a while it was my cell. I played along, gave fake name address and last 4 numbers of SS that he asked for. I played a naïve victim and they thought they had me hooked. They told me I had to pay within 25 minutes back taxes in the amount of $14,365 or a deputy sheriff would come to my address and arrest me. I acted panicky and asked what I could do. He gave his name as Alex Hall (broken English but Alex Hall!). Badge #77809. My arrest warrant # was DC 1928. He told me I could drive to my nearest bank and withdraw and pay through a system called EFTPS, which he said stands for Electronic Federal Transfer Payment System. I had too much fun. The more I played to it, the more info I got. He eventually saw on his "system" that I wasn't calling from the fake cell number I gave him. He was actually having me "drive" to my bank and told me to stay on the phone and that I must not hang up or I would be arrested---but drive carefully on hands-free. Glad I'm on vacation this week and had time to play with them. Had I used my real phone they'd be calling even more. Ol' Alex really got upset with me. I must have played with him for a half hour! It was worth the few coins I had to drop in! He thought he had $14,365 coming. He got more urgent the more I played. "
Reported about 2 hours ago