IRS: Phone Scam Targets Immigrants, Threatens Deportation

IRS: Phone Scam Targets Immigrants, Threatens Deportation

"The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.  Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer . If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license.  In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting." - IRS, Oct. 31, 2013.