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"20,000 victims and counting
"This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen," said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, in a statement about the crime.
George said TIGTA has received reports of more than 20,000 scam calls. More distressing, the inspector general reports that thousands of victims have collectively handed over more than $1 million to the crooks."Full story:"The real IRS usually first contacts people by mail, not by phone, about unpaid taxes. And, says the tax agency, its agents won't ask for payment using a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. Neither will the IRS request your credit card number over the phone."
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