WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Police in Delaware are warning of a scam where someone is impersonating an IRS agent ahead of tax day.
New Castle County police say they have responded to numerous reports of residents receiving telephone calls from a supposed IRS agent. The impersonator has asked victims to buy pre-paid credit cards and send them to the suspects in the scam.
The suspects have threatened the victims with deportation or arrest if they do not receive the pre-paid credit cards. Police say cards purchased by the victims have totaled thousands of dollars.
Police say the suspects have been calling from a telephone number with a 202 area code from Washington, D.C.
Investigators say anyone receiving suspicious calls from people claiming to be law enforcement or IRS agents should report them to police.
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