Warning Of IRS Nationwide Phone Scam

By News 8

Published 03/21 2014 10:22AM

Updated 03/21 2014 11:09AM

If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, be suspicious. 

Federal authorities are spreading the word about what they are calling the largest nationwide phone scam ever. Officials say more than $1 million has been stolen from thousands of unsuspecting people. The calls involve an IRS impostor who will tell you you owe taxes that must be paid with a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. Authorities say the scammers threaten arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver's license for those who do not pay up. 

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