A woman from Colorado who is nine months pregnant got an IRS scammer to confess over the phone that he was just trying to get her to fork over money after originally threatening her with jail time.
Sarah Carr, who owns three businesses in Broomfield, Colorado, says she received a voice mail Tuesday morning from someone claiming to be an IRS agent who informed her that there was a lien on her property and she was being convicted of tax fraud, reports The Blaze. When she called the "agent" back, the man was able to give her personal information about herself, including her address.
Carr says she was convinced she was in trouble and began crying and confessing that she was weeks away from giving birth.
"I just started crying. I said, 'I'm nine months pregnant. I'm supposed to have a baby in three weeks. I don't know what I'm going to do,'" Carr said.
That's when the unexpected happened.
The man reportedly interrupted and said, "Wait, wait, wait, wait you're pregnant?"
When Carr confirmed that she was expecting a baby, the scammer told her: "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, this is a scam. You're OK. We're scamming you. We were just trying to get money out of you. Please stop crying."
The IRS is warning people that an actual agent would never threaten someone with jail time in order to receive payment.