Skip to comments.Frustrated Scammers Make 911 Calls, SWAT Team Surrounds Victim’s Home
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.
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I better watch out.
I love to tie those IRS scammers up on long phone conversations while I’m posting on FR.
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.
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.
The penalty for that should be death. You can be killed in a confrontation. The caller deserves to die.
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
LOL I use a fake Indian accent (that I do pretty well) just to add more fun.
“Police say the IRS will never call or threaten someone over the phone UNLESS YOU’RE A CONSERVATIVE!!!.”
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!
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It must be pretty easy to spoof caller ID because all these calls show up as Washington DC and 202 area code.
I suppose it sounded a lot funnier to the scammers when they were high.
I told her, you did good honey!
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.
I think it's impossible to spoof a 911 center.
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
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.
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