Sioux Falls Police Information Officer Sam Clemens says a 55-year-old man got a call on Monday from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

"They told him that they needed $4,000 or an arrest warrant would be issued. In this particular case, he owed money to the IRS. So, he was a little concerned and withdrew the money and got some prepaid credit cards. He then gave the caller the numbers," Clemens explained. "They called back a short time later and said the warrants were already issued - now they needed $14,000 more. At this point, the man realized it was a scam and did not give them anymore money."

Clemens says the IRS will not initiate contact over the phone.

"If somebody gets some of these phone calls, hopefully they will recognize it as a scam. If they think money is owed, I urge them to call the local IRS or the police department and do some checking before giving them any money."

Clemens says it's doubtful the Sioux Falls man will ever get his $4,000 back.

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