Have you done your taxes yet? Yeah, me neither. So I think we both have some idea of how nerve-wracked the general American populace is in the final weeks leading up to April 15. Most of us are just waiting for some last-minute proof that President Trump hasn't paid the IRS a dime in the past ten years, so that we can righteously claim we're, uh, "protesting" when we fail to file on time.
Anyway, this culture of anxiety and fear is something phone scammers love to exploit, which is why around this time of year you might get a suspicious-sounding call from someone threatening you with arrest for fraud and demanding your personal information. This scheme sometimes works and often doesn't, but the one time it's sure to go badly is when you accidentally call a cop like Officer Roder of the Eau Claire Police Department, who took the time to call back and politely interrogate the guy on the other end. Although we only get his increasingly panicked voice, you can practically hear him sweat through it all.