20 Iowans Get Caught In IRS Phone Scam

Date posted - February 16, 2016

Statewide Iowa — Some Iowans have been victims of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. I-R-S spokesman, Chris Miller, says Iowa ranked 34th for number of scam victims.
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Miller says the Iowans are a small part of the overall picture.


He says the scam is fairly simple.


Miller says this type of phone call should immediately raise a red flag.


He says this advice for dealing with the scam calls.


Scammers often alter caller I-D numbers to make it look like the I-R-S or another agency is calling. They may use the victim’s name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official.

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