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Lansdale Police Warning Residents About ‘Tax Man’ Scam

(Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – Police in Montgomery County are warning residents about a “tax man” scam.

On April 29, a senior citizen reported a fraud to the police station. According to the man, he had been receiving calls over a two-week period from a man who identified himself as “Ron Davis” calling from a 718 exchange.

“Davis” claimed to be with the IRS and said he was looking for the victim.

On April 26, the suspect told the victim that if he failed to pay $3,698 within 24 hours, local police would arrest him, take his passport and deport him.

The victim, who was afraid, complied with “Davis’” demands.

The victim was told to transfer the money into Greendot MoneyPak cards, which he did. After giving “Davis” the card numbers, “Davis” told the victim he now needed $2,580 for state and local taxes.

The victim then consulted his friends, who said the incident was probably a scam, but his money had already been withdrawn from the Greendot cards.

The incident is under investigation.