A St. Augustine man says he’s been the target of a phone scam by people impersonating the IRS.
When WJCT called the number left in a voicemail, a self-admitted scammer picked up the phone.
John Mains says he got a voicemail from someone claiming to work for the IRS. The message said he owes $3,200 in back taxes. When Mains called the number left behind, he says he was told he had one opportunity to pay or face punishment.
Mains said he was told by the person on the phone, “We’re coming out and we’re going to arrest you.”