Scam Alert: Woman avoids IRS scam according to Madison police

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 --- 1:31 p.m

Madison police say an elderly woman on Spicebush Lane avoided an Internal Revenue Service scam that would have robbed her of $4,388.

Police say the woman received a call from someone claiming to be "IRS Agent Frank Martin" this week and threatened legal action. He told her she owed $4,388 in unpaid taxes. She then told the man to contact her through the mail and hung up the phone and called police to report the scam.

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