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Tax season brings tax scammers

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The deadline to file your taxes is right around the corner.            

Monday, April 18 is the deadline to file for IRS tax returns.

This is also the time of year where IRS scams start popping up with more frequency.

The tax agency said it's seeing one scam in particular in the Mid-Michigan area.

"We are concerned because lots of people are getting phone calls from people pretending to be the IRS," said Luis Garcia, IRS spokesman. "They are threatening, they are terrifying people, and worst of all they are making people pay for taxes they don't owe."

Garcia said there are ways to determine if the call is a scammer.

The most telling way is if the caller makes a threat, then they are not from the IRS.

He also said the IRS will never demand immediate payment or payment by a certain method.

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