A woman says she lost her life savings after scammers claimed they were with the IRS and had a warrant for arrest unless she paid them money.
DALLAS — Dallas police found and returned $17,000 to a fraud victim, who lost more than $170,000 to men who posed as being with the IRS.
“We understand this is pretty much your life savings that was taken but hopefully this is a small consolation,” said Sgt. Richard Santiesteban.
Dallas police released video and pictures to WFAA showing some of the suspects.
Police say the men pretended they were with the IRS and told the victim they had a warrant for her arrest so she needed to send them money.
“He said I needed to start withdrawing money from my account and I think that first day was $10,000,” the woman said. The victim asked not to be identified because her family doesn’t know she lost the money.
Police say the suspects target vulnerable people and play on their fears.
“She thinks she is paying IRS taxes because there are warrants for her arrest, so that fear factor she’s making these…