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Attorney General warns of phone scam

Ponca City Now - December 12, 2014 7:12 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says residents should beware of a telephone scam that is making its way across the state this holiday season.

Pruitt says his office has received a number of complaints from citizens who received phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of the Internal Revenue Service.

The caller claims the IRS has a case against an individual and if that person does not call a teleph0one number within 24 hours, the person will be arrested. The scam targets the most vulnerable Oklahomans who may not be aware of the IRS’s procedures.

Pruitt says the IRS will never call about a payment or taxes owed without sending a notice in writing first. He says these types of scams are not unusual during the holidays.

 

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