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New IRS scam surfaces

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls about scam telephone calls from the IRS regarding money owed. First and foremost, the IRS will not initially call you. If there is an issue with your taxes, they will send you a letter first. Recently, several residents have reported receiving calls in which the caller or a recording states they are with the IRS and that you should immediately return their call regarding a lawsuit the IRS will be filing against you. They go on to say if you do not call back a possible arrest warrant will be issued. The caller or recording will provide a telephone number for you to call. Do not call the number — this is a scam/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Wouldn't you like to get your hands on one of these cons who circulate scams like this?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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