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IRS warns of new phone scam


Last updated 4/30/2019 at 8:13am

The Internal Revenue Service warned the public about a new phone scam in which criminals are impersonating IRS employees.

Similar to other IRS impersonation schemes, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. In the recent variation, scammers are making unsolicited phone calls to victims claiming to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service office in Houston or Brooklyn.

Calls may be robo-calls that request a call back. Once the taxpayer returns the call, the con artist requests personal information, including a Social Security...

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