Five suspects arrested for involvement in IRS scam

TIGTA announced the arrest of five suspects for their involvement in an IRS scam that has collected an estimated $2 million from more than 1,500 victims. Federal officials are accusing the five of making multiple calls while impersonating IRS agents or Treasury officials, telling victims they owed tax debts, and threatening arrests if payments weren’t sent immediately. Victims were told to…

BBB warns: Don’t get fooled by an IRS scam call!

As tax time approaches, Your BBB continues to receive numerous phone calls from people who say they got threatening calls from scam artists claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS published the following warning about the scam: Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams…

Fake IRS scam calls target recent immigrants

Most of us know it’s not a good idea to get on the Internal Revenue Service’s bad side, so a call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent would have to be rather scary. Unfortunately, scammers have taken advantage of that fear to steal money. Recent immigrants have been among the targets, according to a warning…

Don’t get fooled by fake IRS scammers!

One of the first things you learn when you reach adulthood is DON’T mess with the IRS. If you avoid paying taxes they will come looking for you. It’s almost as scary as getting the FBI on your trail. Unfortunately, people who probably deserve to have government agencies come looking for them are using that…