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IRS phone scam makes the rounds in SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Local residents have reported being targeted recently by the IRS phone scam.

The caller claims to be from the IRS and tells victims that there is a lawsuit pending. If a payment is not made immediately, they will be arrested. This is a scam. The IRS has sent warnings out about this scam for more than a year. You can click here for easy tips in identifying IRS scams.

Meanwhile, Consumer Reports recently released some tips on how to avoid phone scams. You can find those tips by clicking here.

 

 

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