Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

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    Feb 18, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    I just got a tax scam phone call, claiming to be from IRS, I reported it to the Federal Trade Commission & IRS
    IRS appears to be inundated this year icon_evil.gif


    http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing
    http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Repeats-Warning-about-Phone-Scams


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    Mar 13, 2015 7:51 AM GMT
    Bumping this thread, cause its a big story now


    Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fake-irs-agents-target-more-141904694.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

    Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

    So far, two people in Florida have been arrested, Camus said. They were accused of being part of a scam that involved people in call centers in India contacting U.S. taxpayers and pretending to be IRS agents

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    Mar 13, 2015 7:58 AM GMT
    ELNathB saidBumping this thread, cause its a big story now


    Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fake-irs-agents-target-more-141904694.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

    Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

    So far, two people in Florida have been arrested, Camus said. They were accused of being part of a scam that involved people in call centers in India contacting U.S. taxpayers and pretending to be IRS agents



    Yep, one of the many scams that found its way to my parents' phone every few days.

    I think all this was a result of my dad entering the Publishers Clearing House contests years ago .
  • JuneauMike

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    Mar 13, 2015 8:10 AM GMT
    You will NEVER, EVER go to jail for simply owing back taxes, *UNLESS* you owe because of tax fraud. (Unreported, taxable income. Hidden assets, etc.) For any non-fraud related tax debt, the IRS can attach your wages, seize your bank accounts and other property, etc. But they won't seize YOU, unless you committed fraud.