COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "They will come and take all my house, my cars, everything. That I have to pay this money and if I dont they will take it."
This Collier County woman, who doesn't want to give her name, tells only WINK News, she had the scare of her life this week.
"I almost got heart attack."
She said a man called her, claiming to be from the IRS, telling her she owed thousands of dollars in back taxes.
"They wanted from me ten thousand, five hundred money. I told them okay, what I should do, they told me they will come if I don't pay."
The crook forced her to drive to a Chase bank, refusing to let her hang up, making threats the whole time.
"Always I had to be on the phone with this guy."
WINK News dialed the number that showed up on her caller ID. But it was disconnected. We did some digging online and found just this week, people around the country received the same phone call from the same number. A man claiming to be Erik Foster.
Thankfully in this case, workers at Chase recognized the fraud and told her to hang up right away. WINK News was there, not long after deputies showed up.
"Chase bank is my heroes. I think that he saved me a lot of money."
WINK News spoke with officials from Chase. They said they have precautions in place and employees here are trained to help protect customers from situations like this. They said they're always on catch.