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Frustrated Scammers Make 911 Calls, SWAT Team Surrounds Victim’s Home
CBS Denver ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | CBS Denver

Posted on 02/12/2016 8:20:52 AM PST by MtnClimber

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - It's a new twist on the old IRS scam and it ended with a Colorado Springs woman being surrounded by the SWAT team.

According to KKTV, police swarmed the home on Windy Oaks Road near Northgate and Highway 83 on the north side of Colorado Springs on Tuesday after receiving several 911 calls. One call said the homeowner, Jim Davis, was threatening to kill other people. In another call someone pretending to be Jim Davis said armed men were outside demanding money.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: colorado; coloradosprings; irs; irsscam; swat

1 posted on 02/12/2016 8:20:52 AM PST by MtnClimber
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To: george76

In case you want to Colorado Ping.


2 posted on 02/12/2016 8:21:30 AM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: MtnClimber

I better watch out.
I love to tie those IRS scammers up on long phone conversations while I’m posting on FR.


3 posted on 02/12/2016 8:24:15 AM PST by nascarnation (Hillary: the Democrat version of Jeb Bush)
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To: MtnClimber

Anyone involved in these fake SWAT attacks should go to prison for decades. It’s attempted murder, and there is no reason decent people should be exposed to dangerous predators.


4 posted on 02/12/2016 8:27:03 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MtnClimber

I just got such a call. I’m being sued so better call back and pay up or the police will be here within thirty minutes to arrest us!!

The call came an hour ago. Still waiting.


5 posted on 02/12/2016 8:36:45 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MtnClimber

The penalty for that should be death. You can be killed in a confrontation. The caller deserves to die.


6 posted on 02/12/2016 8:47:20 AM PST by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: nascarnation

I LOVE playing around with these Nigeria scammers!!

I get a ton of them telling me they are from Microsoft and they need to fix my PC - and give me lengthy instructions on how to go to a web site and download some software ...

I make it EXTREMELY difficult for them, to make them think they are dealing with a complete moron.

when they eventually catch on hilarity ensues. They usually get mad, and I say the most vile and disgusting things I can think of- I am really ashamed of myself some times


7 posted on 02/12/2016 9:18:32 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump/Cruz 2016)
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To: Mr. K

LOL I use a fake Indian accent (that I do pretty well) just to add more fun.


8 posted on 02/12/2016 9:28:57 AM PST by nascarnation (Hillary: the Democrat version of Jeb Bush)
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To: MtnClimber

“Police say the IRS will never call or threaten someone over the phone UNLESS YOU’RE A CONSERVATIVE!!!.”


9 posted on 02/12/2016 9:35:57 AM PST by G Larry (ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL Immigrants.)
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To: nascarnation
LOL I use a fake Indian accent (that I do pretty well) just to add more fun.

ROFL!!!! I was at breakfast with some friends this morning when one of them got a call on his cellphone from ... you guessed it, IRS scammers. He was about to hang up when I asked him for his phone.

I introduced myself to the scammers as "Apu" and asked if they wanted an orange flavored slurpee. This went on for ab out five minutes until I started cursing them out sounding like Apu from the Simpsons, which had those sitting around us in the restaurant laughing....

That was fun!

10 posted on 02/12/2016 9:40:02 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Mr. K
I make it EXTREMELY difficult for them, to make them think they are dealing with a complete moron.

No comment! ;-)

11 posted on 02/12/2016 9:41:06 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MtnClimber; MileHi; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; Benito Cereno; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


12 posted on 02/12/2016 9:43:46 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: usconservative

It must be pretty easy to spoof caller ID because all these calls show up as Washington DC and 202 area code.


13 posted on 02/12/2016 9:47:19 AM PST by nascarnation (Hillary: the Democrat version of Jeb Bush)
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To: MtnClimber

I suppose it sounded a lot funnier to the scammers when they were high.


14 posted on 02/12/2016 9:47:40 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Mr. K
My wife got one from India the other day.....she tore into him. He ended the call saying (imagine it with the accent) "you are not a very nice person......"

I told her, you did good honey!

LOL!

15 posted on 02/12/2016 10:43:51 AM PST by Envisioning (4.13.15 - That awkward moment in history when 53 million racists became sexists...)
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To: MtnClimber

Pay us money or we call 9/11 on ya?

I cannot picture this ending well for the scammers.

A few simple safeguards:

1) If a call emanates from out of the area code, or ESPECIALLY from out of the country, any dispatched units are to be instructed to arrive in a low-threat posture.

2) In the case of domestic calls, should the call be BS, the originating number (which cannot be shielded from identification) is traced and the calling party promptly arrested in their jurisdiction.

3) In the case of foreign calls, serious thought should be given to outright dismissal of those calls.


16 posted on 02/12/2016 10:58:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm an Islamophobe??? Well, good. When it comes to Islam, there's plenty to Phobe about.)
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To: nascarnation
It must be pretty easy to spoof caller ID because all these calls show up as Washington DC and 202 area code.

I think it's impossible to spoof a 911 center.

17 posted on 02/12/2016 10:59:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm an Islamophobe??? Well, good. When it comes to Islam, there's plenty to Phobe about.)
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To: usconservative

...heyyyyyyyyy


18 posted on 02/12/2016 11:05:39 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump/Cruz 2016)
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To: nascarnation; All

A surprising number of them get mad when they figure out you are scamming them back and say “God will punish you” to which I always reply “not any more than he punishes thieves and scammers”

There is a good site for some laffs - google “Ebola Monkey Man” to read of some hilarious adventures scamming the scammers


19 posted on 02/12/2016 11:07:54 AM PST by Mr. K (Trump/Cruz 2016)
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To: MtnClimber

A scammer called my 10-year-old daughter yesterday. Luckily I was right there, so she passed the phone to me.

One of Obumturd’s people claimed to be a “lieutenant” with the local county sheriff, and started talking about how I had not reported for grand jury duty.

I called the sheriff’s office. They were aware of the scam, but didn’t seem to have any plans to do anything about it.

If I worked for the sheriff, I’d be looking for scammers claiming to be with the sheriff’s office.


20 posted on 02/12/2016 11:23:48 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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