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My Take - Tax Time Scam

As we near the tax deadline, it's important for us all to be wary of scams. Last week, we told you how people around the country have been scammed out of more than a million dollars, in what is being called the largest tax scam in history. Scam artists tell people they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license. IRS officials want people to know they will never call and ask for any payment over the phone. When it comes to the IRS a  written notice through the US mail  is always the first step.  Some twenty-thousand people across the country have fallen for this scam,  including right here in the Valley.  Although officials are trying to track down those responsible, technology allows for phone calls to be placed from just about anywhere in the world. If you have any suspicions, contact the IRS using the information on your screen. I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" What's yours?

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