Arkansas Man Warns Others of IRS Scam

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JACKSONVILLE, AR — While many of you begin to prepare taxes, scammers are brainstorming on new ways to profit off of your responsibility.

Tuesday night, John Raub got a phone call from a fake IRS agent stating he made a mistake on his federal taxes and owed $1000.

Raub said, “And when he said that, it irritated me and that would make me look bad legally and I said no, that’s not gonna work.”

At first he thought it was legit, but then the guy told Raub to get a cashier’s check and eluded to meeting him somewhere to collect the money. Raub knew it was a scam.

He said, “We’re going to do battle, I’m ready!”

The Better Business Bureau wants to remind people the IRS will never call you. If you owe taxes, you’ll receive a certified letter in the mail.

Mike Rohrer, Chief Operating Officer with the BBB, said, “They’re going to play on that ‘oh my gosh I did something wrong’ and they’re going to try to get your information from you.”

A spokesman with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office says folks who get phone calls like this should call their Consumer Complaint Hotline at (800) 482-8982.

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