Lee Co. man reports fake IRS caller to FBI

Lee Co. man reports fake IRS caller to FBI

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - A scam alert from a Lee County man targeted by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Eugene Daniel started receiving calls from a San Francisco number Monday.

The caller said Daniel owed almost $6,000 dollars in back taxes and he needed to pay almost $2,000 right away to avoid going to jail.

Daniel says the person knew his previous address from Florida but he says that didn't make him fall for the scam.

"I wasn't about to give up no money cause he had said if I don't soon pay it that they would take further action. I told them to take me to court and we can get it straight from there. After I told him I gave his number to the FBI he called one more time and he didn't call anymore,” said Eugene Daniel.

Daniel reported the incident to the company that does his taxes and was told he's definitely not behind on his taxes.

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