The IRS scam is well known to many in Mason County. Yesterday, Sheriff Kim Cole decided to have some fun with the scammer.
A man posing as an IRS agent called a local resident stating that he was "D. Brown" and wanted to collect money. The resident complained to the sheriff's office, so the sheriff called the number back. He asked the scammer if he'd ever been in a Michigan jail? The recipient of the Sheriffs call backs kept hanging up. The sheriff kept calling back with even more outrageous statements and comments, escalating the conversation.
The phone number of the crook and full story is posted on the sheriff's Facebook page. While the IRS insists that they don't directly call taxpayers to collect money--that's not exactly true--as agents will call in some cases and reportedly the abuse is not much different than that of "D. Brown".