More Phone Scams

Many of you have heard my seminar on Internet Scams and Identity Theft.  Just this past week I received two calls, automated calls, purporting to be from the IRS informing me that I have an outstanding balance and the IRS is about to issue a warrant for my arrest if I don’t call now.  As I mention in my talk, this is a total scam, the IRS does not call you about outstanding balances.  If you were to call the number on the recording you would be asked for your Social Security number and other identifying information that would be used to steal your identity.  Just hang up on these calls.  They are meant to scare you and they do sound scary but please, just hang up and ignore them.  And, please, tell people you know who may be vulnerable to hang up on these calls.

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