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IRS Impersonation Scam Is Largest In History, Cost Consumers $15.5M

The 2015 tax season has been fraught with complications, from the fraudulent use of tax returns to the “dirty dozen” scams meant to tear consumers away from their money. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing exploring ways in which consumers could better be protected from such hustles, federal investigators divulged more information about one of the most prevalent tax-time scams in recent years, saying it has now targeted 366,000 taxpayers to the tune of $15.5 million. [More]

Death Threats Aren’t A Convincing Way To Sell Your Scam On The Phone

Death Threats Aren’t A Convincing Way To Sell Your Scam On The Phone

Unsolicited calls are bad enough, but when that stranger starts to make threats, well, that’s just downright terrifying. And of course, totally illegal. A woman who refused to fall victim to a scammer calling her home on the phone found herself the target of an even scarier premise when the caller said he’d kill her for not paying in to the scam. [More]