IRS PHONE SCAM CLAIMS TAXES ARE OWED
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned about a widespread phone scam that has targeted taxpayers, including recent immigrants, in almost every state in the country. -Victims are scammed by being informed,over the phone, that they owe the IRS tax money and it must be paid promptly through a wire transfer or with a pre- loaded debit card. -A variation of this scam is so called "Collectors" calling up and demanding monies "owed", but with a 10% or 15% discount on the sum owed. -Anyone making demands over the phone should be told to put their demands in writing!