Imposter Scam

Imposter Scams Bilking Consumers of Millions

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The distraught voice on the phone didn't sound like her grandson.

But the man who called 80-year-old Elfriede Flavin claiming to be her grandson's attorney explained why: Her grandson had broken his nose in a car accident that also landed him in a Tennessee jail. He needed $10,000 for bail, but the exchange had to be secret because of a "court-ordered gag order."

Scammers Finally Punished For Cheating U.S. Taxpayers Out Of Millions Of Dollars

Why can’t the government catch these guys? That was the sentiment echoed in my inbox over and over as those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation phone scams exploded. It felt painfully slow, but arrests were finally made in the United States and India. This week, many of those scammers were sentenced for their crimes.