Reminder that younger people are also targeted by scammers. This victim was in their early 20’s. Anything involving gift cards, bitcoin, money wires are bogus.
The victim advised that they received a call from someone pretending to be from the IRS. They were told that 2 agents were going to come to their location about an issue with their bank account and advised them to transfer money over to Bitcoin temporarily. The victim went to CES Credit Union and withdrew $2500.00 in cash and then went to an ATM. While on the phone the victim was asked several questions and advised what buttons to push to complete the transfer.
Once the transfer was completed the victim received a call about the transaction and realized that it was a scam.