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IRS scam continues to target victims

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IRS scam continues to target victims

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

A scam is gaining steam. It looks like scammers are still targeting people, claiming to be from the IRS.

Scammers are calling taxpayers over the phone saying they're from the IRS and demanding payment.

So far, investigators said there have been a little more than 1,000 people who've fallen for the scam to the tune of nearly $5 million.

IRS officials said they never call people over the phone to demand payment.

If you receive one of these calls, it's a scam.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.