By Sabina Mollot
Throughout this week, a few readers of Town & Village alerted us to the fact that an overseas phone scam, in which the callers pretend to be from the IRS while threatening people with lawsuits or even arrest, had returned to the Stuy Town/Peter Cooper neighborhood.
One of the readers, a Stuy Town senior, told T&V the calls had even seemed to get more aggressive because they’ve become more frequent — annoying her five times in a span of three days.
“They keep saying this is my final warning. I wish it would be,” she fumed. “It’s very threatening. It’s 8-9 in the morning.”
While the resident said she thought the call sounded ridiculous, like others who called us, she was more concerned about others who might get frightened by the mention of the IRS. “Maybe some people will still get scared and send them money,” she said.