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IRS Faker Calls Broome and Tioga Residents

 

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York State Police say they have been getting increasing reports about phone scams where someone claims to be an Internal Revenue Service agent. 

Investigators in Owego and Endwell have been getting the complaints where the caller tells the intended victim that they owe additional money on their taxes.

The scammer convinces the victim to go to a store, buy a Green Dot MoneyPak card and then give the crook the personal identification number, or “PIN”, over the phone.

State Police are telling residents they should never act on this or any other similar request and report calls to the authorities immediately.

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