Two men claiming to be “officers” tried to swindle a St. Louis Park woman out of $4,261 by saying she owed back taxes.
The woman received a phone call saying that her husband did not hand in Form No. 61 when filing his 2001 taxes, the woman told police on Sept. 23.
They told the woman to bring the money to Hennepin County immediately—though they did not state where to go—or else they would “come after your husband tonight,” according to a police report.
The woman told police she was “nervous and upset” by the call even though she realized that there was no such thing as a Form No. 61.
Police tried to call the Dallas-Fort Worth phone number but got a message saying the extension was unavailable.On its website, the St. Louis Park police department offers tips on how to avoid scams and swindles.