IRS: Massive impersonation scam targets 366K victims

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The IRS is warning people that a massive tax scam involving fake IRS agents has already targeted about 366,000 people in the United States.

The agency says these victims were harassed with phone calls telling them they owe taxes and demanding that they pay using a prepaid debit card or a wire transfer.

Those who don’t pay up are threatened with arrest, deportation, or loss of a business or driver’s license.

More than 3,000 people have reportedly fallen for the scheme and were duped an average of $5,000 per victim $15.5 million in total.

“It’s the largest, most pervasive impersonation scam that we’re aware of and it has claimed thousands of victims in every state represented in this committee,” Treasury Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus said.

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  • noz
    17 March 2015 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    the illegal aliens are getting duped by the IRS hoaxers?, and nobody got arrested so far?. this is a hoax itself to make the public feeling sorry for this not paying taxes, poor illegal aliens getting the karma. this article must taken with a grain of salt.