Ever thought about what would happen if, say, a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service Agent tried to scam a professional police officer who’s also a veteran interrogator? Well, as odd as this might sound, it did happen not too long ago, in Eau Claire.
The victim of the scam should have been Officer Kyle Roder, a professional police interrogator. But little did the scammer known that he will go to be outwitted.
As Officer Roder pointed out, everything began early in the morning. After checking his cell phone, the man saw a message from an unknown contact. The mysterious message read that failure to call back will result in immediate arrest.
So, Officer Roder was informed that an arrest warrant was issued in his name. Thinking that he may be the subject of a scam attempt, Roder decided to play along to see what will happen. He also asked a colleague to record him while talking on the phone.
After calling the number, a man answered and said that he’s with the Internal Revenue Service. Roder asked the reason why he received the threatening message on his cell phone. Giving the Officer no room to breathe, the individual on the phone asked for his IRS case number.
Roder responded that he didn’t receive a case number. The scammer then asked Roder to tell him his address in order to verify his case number. At that point, the Roder asked the individual how could he emit an arrest warrant if he doesn’t know his address.
After that, the professional interrogator retailed by asking the scammer to tell him his badge number. Without breaking his role, the scammer told officer Roder that his badge number reads ML0544501221. Roder then asked for his name. The man responded that his name is James Maxwell.
Pretending that he wants to grab a piece of paper in order to write down his name and badge number, Roder kindle asked the individual to say his badge number and name again. This time, the Internal Revenue Service agent said that his name is James Johnson, to which Roder pointed what that he said his name is James Maxwell.
In one last attempt to stay in role, the scammer said that his full name is James Johnson Maxwell. The Officer who recorded Roder’s little chat with the fake Internal Revenue Agent posted the movie on the Eau Claire Police’s Department official Facebook page.
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