FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – It’s a new scam just in time for tax season and officials say to stay skeptical.
A Farmington Hills man was swindled out of nearly four-thousand dollars by someone claiming to be with the IRS.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
The man was threatened that he needed to pay up in the form of green dot prepaid money cards or face jail time.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
It wasn’t until the scammers tried to get more money out of their mark that the man became suspicious.
This time the thieves pretended to be Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The sheriff’s department urges people to be skeptical of any calls demanding money.