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

Jul 22, 2018 Forbes

July 22, 2018

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.

Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy faced sentencing hearings this week in Houston, Texas. The defendants had ties to India-based call centers that targeted U.S. residents and cheated thousands out of hundreds of millions of dollars…