It seems that not a day goes by where I have to tell you about scam phone calls and how to spot and prevent them.

This time, a Lubbock couple was on the nasty side of a fake IRS Scam. Officers, including K-9 handlers, responded to the scene immediately to investigate.

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department were called to the 4900 block of 115th street, at 9:34 a.m. on Monday, October 30th in response to reports of a kidnapping.

Through investigation, officers were able to determine this was a false report called in by IRS scammers and that the allegation of kidnapping holds no merit and that this was a false report of a kidnapping.

Of course, this was fake. Folks, I have sent many warnings out there, and I will do it again.

If you don't recognize a number, don't answer. If someone says you owe them money, hang up. Put credit freezes on your credit reports. Don't be a victim of these types of scams.

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