IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

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 Tax fraud: IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

WASHINGTON — Tax Fraud Alert! The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a pervasive telephone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

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