Contact Us

Warning: Bozeman, I Almost Got Scammed

I just got a scam alert from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. The scammers had just called me. Luckily it all seemed fishy.

Here is what happened: I get a call saying I was about to be arrested for income tax problems. The IRS is calling me? I am about to be arrested? It scares you, but how could it be true? I pay my taxes. They leave a phone number 701-428 -****. Odd, that area code is not Washington D.C. It’s Fargo, I think.

But I still call. I don’t want to be arrested. The person who tells me he is with the IRS tells me the only way to not get arrested is to send them a payment. Now, this guy from the IRS sounds like he is in a call center. You know when you hear lots of people in the background? I start asking him questions like, What is my social security number? I mean, if he is really from the IRS, he would have that information. He turned it around and asked me tmy number.

Now I was sure it was a scam. I hung up. So when I got the alert about how a warrant was going to be placed on me, I realized they are doing it to a lot of people here in Montana. The alert also warns:

The Sheriff’s Office has also been made aware of another scam. In this scam, people who are looking for rental homes are contacted and asked to provide personal information. The rentals are actually homes for sale in the local area, but they are not for rent. This is also a scam. Please do not provide your personal information to any individual or organization unless you have fully researched their legitimacy.

So be careful. They almost got me. Don’t let them get you.


Filing Tax Extensions, Payment Options Reminder Issued
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Best of KMMS AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The 1450 Delegation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The 1450 Delegation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.