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Police warn public of IRS scam involving man impersonating police officer

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EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -

A man in Eugene told police that he received an IRS scam phone call Friday evening, according to the Eugene Police Department.

The victim reported to police that the caller told him to go outside in the area of east 14th Avenue and Hilyard Street to meet a police officer or else he would be arrested.

According to police, he went outside and a man identified himself as a police officer and told the victim he would be arrested if he didn't purchase some gift cards.

Police said the suspect is described as a man possibly of Middle Eastern decent with a thick accent, 6-feet tall with a fit build, and was last seen wearing a grey shirt.

When the victim returned to his home he was approached by two white men in their 30s or 40s. One was 5' 5" and the other was 6' tall according to police.

Eugene Police wants to remind the public the IRS would never call someone and demand payment immediately and would certainly not have a police officer show up outside to demand payment in person.

If you receive a call like this and there is a person outside impersonating a police officer, please do not contact them, but instead call 911.

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