IRS warning of new tax refund scam - WNEM TV 5

IRS warning of new tax refund scam

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The IRS is warning of a sophisticated scam involving erroneous tax refunds deposited into the bank accounts of unwitting victims.

It begins with client data stolen from tax professionals.

Crooks use the data to file a fraudulent return, then try to reclaim the erroneous refund.

They'll either pose as a collection agency or send an automated call threatening criminal charges and provide a telephone number to call to return the refund.

If you think you may be a victim of this scam, visit the IRS website

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