IRS Warrant Scam

Officials confirm scammers are posing as local police and calling individuals about a warrant for their arrest from the IRS.

Who Is It Targeting: South Carolina residents

What Is It: Police are warning South Carolina citizens about a twist on the common IRS scam. This time, scammers are calling as the police and charging the individual with an arrest warrant from the IRS. The scammers then try to collect payment or personal identifiable information from their victims.

What Are They After: Personal information, account information

How Can You Avoid It: If you receive a phone call like this, simply hang up. The local police do not call individuals about arrest warrants. You can also report scams by contacting the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) online or by phone at 800-366-4484.

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For full details of this scam check out this article from WBTW.

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