I recently got one of those IRS scam calls. Yes, there's a warrant out for my arrest and so on and so forth.
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As an adult, I can see that she was a paranoid old biddy. But in my childhood, I was really worried. Not that they'd take her away, no I would have been delighted about that! But I always worried that my mother would be taken, too. We moved several times when I was very young, I spent a lot of time being shuttled back and forth to my dad's house, and my mom was the only person I felt secure with. I was terrified at the thought of her being taken away and me having to live with one of the aunts.
So thanks, scammers, for bringing back unhappy childhood memories.