Is ‘the IRS’ asking you to pay by gift card? It’s the latest ‘impostor’ scam.
Oct 25, 2018 • Washington Post
October 25, 2018
Cash is not king when it comes to the latest round of scams.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to consumers that criminals are posing as government officials and asking people to use a gift card to pay a bogus tax bill or get a new Medicare card.
This type of crime is adding up to big bucks. The FTC said victims reported losing $20 million to such fraud in 2015. In just the first three quarters of this year, the losses have been $53 million…