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Incident Report for Case #2018-53806

Incident Type


Incident Date

02/12/2018 - 12:00 PM


N. Brooks St.


Female, age 20, Madison


 A 20-year-old Madison woman was bilked out of $2,000 yesterday by someone claiming to be with the IRS.  She received a call, and was told to stay on the phone or a warrant would be issued and she could be arrested. This led to a conversation that lasted almost three hours. The man on the other end told her she owed around $9,000 in taxes stemming from a student loan. Following his instructions, she used a credit card to purchase four Google Play gift cards from Best Buy at $500 each. She then provided the cards' code numbers to the criminal.

Released 02/13/2018 at 12:02 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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