Sadly, IRS Phone Scams Are Very Successful in 'Businesses'

October 18, 2016

Despite all the warnings and news coverage, telephone scammers continue to run very successful "businesses" posing as Internal Revenue Service agents.

In May the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration announced the arrests of five people said to be involved in an IRS phone scam. The five individuals were arrested in Miami and charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to the court documents, the suspects pocketed almost $2 million in schemes that defrauded more than 1,500 victims...