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Taxpayers should beware of “the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” a federal watchdog warned Thursday.
The Treasury inspector general for tax administration’s office said that it knows of thousands of victims who have been targeted by scammers who pretend to be IRS agents in unsolicited phone calls.
Those victims have collectively lost over $1 million because of the scams, the IG said, noting that it’s received more than 20,000 reports from almost every state.
“At all times, and particularly during the tax filing season, we want to make sure that innocent taxpayers are alert to this scam so they are not harmed by these criminals,” Russell George, the tax administration inspector general, said in a statement. “Do not become a victim.”