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IRS Warning for Phone Scam Alert
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The IRS issues a warning about a new phone scam happening all over the country.
Impostors claiming to be IRS agents call people demanding they pay taxes they don't owe. On these bogus calls taxpayers, often immigrants, are told they must pay up by loading money onto a prepaid card or sending a wire transfer.
If they argue, the scammers threaten to arrest or deport them or suspend their business or drivers' license.
The IRS says one of the reasons people fall for this scam is that the crooks make sure the toll free number for the IRS shows up on a caller ID.
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