Category: Scams

IRS Warns of Phone Scam

April 17th, 2016

The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license. – The callers who commit this fraud often: – Use common names and fake IRS badge numbers. – Know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number. – Make caller ID appear as if the IRS is calling. – […]