MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Murfreesboro woman is hoping to get the word out about a phone scam after a caller cursed at and threatened her with violence.
Tracy Wolfe got a call on Tuesday from a man with a thick accent who claimed to be an agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
The caller told Wolfe there was a case filed against her and, if she didn’t provide money and personal information, a lawsuit would be filed.
Wolfe knew the call was fraudulent, so she started recording when things escalated.
“What are the charges against me and why have you called me?” Wolfe asked the man.
“You shut your mouth, b****,” he responded.
Wolfe said that’s when she was threatened. The man told her there were two armed men in a car outside her house “with the objective of putting two bullets each in your heart and in your brain.”
Wolfe filed a report with Murfreesboro police on Wednesday. She knows the odds of catching the caller are slim, but she wanted to spread the word and alert other residents.
“Please don’t give them money,” Wolfe told News 2. “There are so many scams out there, but this one’s pretty serious.”
Authorities say if you get a threatening call from anyone, hang up and call police.
The IRS says they will never call you to demand money. If you think you owe the agency money, contact them directly.