I received a call from the number 800-375-5283 several times yesterday. I missed the call when they called for the first time and it went to USCIS when I called back on the number, hence I thought that the call was legitimate. When I called back, the officers told me that they could not track who had called me and for what reason. They asked me to wait until somebody calls me again. I received a call on the next day where a lady was talking to me and stated that she was calling from the capitol of Police department in Washington D.C. She said that there is an arrest warrant against me and that she will be sending the police to my place within 30 mins and that there will be a court case against me. She said that I was sending money out of the country and that I had not informed the IRS about it and also that I owe 4% tax of the entire amount to the IRS, each time I send money out of the country. She continued saying, If I lose the case, I will be in prison for 3 years and thereafter be deported to my home country. She had all my details and knew about my background and it made me believe that this was real. Thereafter, she would not even let me hang up and she told me that I needed to go to the nearest CVS or Walgreens and make a payment of $1850 out of which $150 will be refundable if they investigate the case and it is proved that I was sending money to repay my educational loan. She was asking me to make a payment using a capital federal reserve bank, however, since there was none in the area around me, she asked me to make it using an apple gift card in denominations of $500 since that is the maximum amount for which they have those cards available. I have already lodged a complaint to the nearest police station in Shakopee, Minnesota and the case no. is 16021261.Show more...
Try and stop this from happening in the future and also recovery of the money loss that was incurred by me.
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