A 45-year-old Darien resident of Hollow Tree Ridge Road got the call that scammed her out of thousands of dollars last Friday morning. A male identifying himself as a collector for the IRS told her she owed back taxes to the federal government, and if she didn’t pay up by noon her husband would be subject to arrest. She withdrew $5,800 from her bank. She was then directed to go to an Apple store and buy Apple gift cards, which she did. Police didn’t say, but usually in these scams, the person on the other end of the line tells the victim not to hang up the phone while getting the money and then arranging to have it sent somehow.