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PCSD warns of IRS scam

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:55 am

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public of a recent IRS Scam. Victims are receiving phone calls from scammers informing them they are behind on their taxes.

The suspects tell the victims that they must pay now or a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The victims are told to go to Wal-Mart and purchase a Green Dot card for the amount owed. Once the card is purchased, the victims contact the suspect and provide the number on the back of the card.  

So far the scammers have conned three Pima County citizens into paying them.  Here are a few tips to prevent becoming a victim:

  • The IRS will not call and advise you of back taxes owed.  You will receive a letter in the mail
  • The IRS will not threaten you over the phone
  • Do not give your personal information to someone who calls you
  • Call the IRS to see if you actually owe back taxes.

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