Scammers are not legitimate. Do not give out any information.
Recently, the Austin Police Department has experienced several cases of people receiving calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS. To appear to be legitimate, the caller ID resembles an Austin Police Department number, 512-974-8243. The caller demands money to avoid immediate arrest, deportation, physical harm or other consequences for not immediately paying money. These scammers are not legitimate and are out to steal thousands of dollars from the victims they contact.