Alleged ringleader of IRS scam arrested

Police in India have arrested who they believe to be the ringleader of a network of IRS call centers that allegedly tricked Americans out of millions of dollars. According to CNN, Sagar Thakkar, 24, was detained in Mumbai after arriving on a flight from Dubai on Saturday. Mukund Hatote, assistant commissioner of police in Thane, a…

70 people arrested in India with ties to an alleged IRS scam

Police in India have arrested 70 people in connection to an alleged IRS scam that took tens of millions of dollars from Americans and was run for almost a year in a call center outside of Mumbai. According to Reuters, Assistant Police Commissioner Bharat Shelke said the alleged scammers posed as U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials and left…

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…

IRS impostors tricking students into paying for fake tax

Have you heard of the “federal student tax”? Neither have we. But don’t worry because if you have, this may mean a scammer has tried to trick you into paying for a tax that doesn’t exist. According to the Federal Trade Commission, impostors posing as IRS agents are telling students from various colleges they owe…

Don’t get scammed by an IRS impostor!

As the tax deadline approaches, scammers are working hard to steal money from unsuspecting victims 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 will take advantage…

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…

Don’t get burned by an IRS scam!

The IRS impersonation scam really seems to be taking off. In the past week alone, BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin has had a dozen calls from consumers who were contacted by these scammers. Scams like this have cheated consumers in the U.S. out of $5 million. Check out this clip from KVUE about…

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…