The US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that five arrests were made in response to a massive IRS phone scam. These scammers impersonate IRS agents, threatening of arrest via phone calls to get money from victims by falsely claiming they owe back taxes or other fees.

These thieves tell innocent victims they would arrest them if they did not make a payment immediately. Innocent victims are pushed and persuaded to wire money, utilizing MoneyGram or other wire services.

The Inspector General stated:
“These arrests indicate that TIGTA is making significant progress in our investigation of

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