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We would like to warn everyone out there about scam calls from people pretending to be the IRS and asking for your personal info, threatening arrest and asking you to pay up for back taxes, etc. Here’s one IRS scam phone number to be wary of 202-459-4686, we have already reported them.

Where do you report IRS scam callers? Please call the number below to report the IRS scammers.

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1-800-366-4484

In May five individuals in Florida were arrested for scamming people using this same tactic.

“J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), announced the arrests of five individuals based upon criminal complaints alleging that they were involved in schemes to impersonate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and use the threat of arrest to obtain money from victims by falsely representing that the victims owed back taxes or other fees. TIGTA agents arrested the five suspects in Miami, FL, without incident on May 23, 2016, for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to the court documents, the suspects are responsible for almost $2 million in schemes that defrauded more than 1,500 victims.

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“These arrests indicate that TIGTA is making significant progress in our investigation of the IRS impersonation scam that continues to sweep the country, resulting in reported taxpayer losses of more than $36 million, averaging more than $5,700 in losses per taxpayer,” the Inspector General said. (www.treasury.gov)

So, please be careful and do not fall for these scammers. And pass the message on.

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