From NPR comes an update on the scam that defrauded “at least 15,000 people of more than $300 million.”
Earlier this month, 70 people in India were arrested for participating in a fraud scheme that involved calling American taxpayers, informing them that they owed large amounts of money, and threatening them with legal action or arrest if they did not pay immediately.
Now 61 people have been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to Camila Domonoske of NPR. Charges include “conspiracy to commit identity theft, false personation of an officer of the United States, wire fraud and money laundering.”
Always get a second opinion if you receive alarming information about your taxes. You can contact me at any time if you feel uneasy–trust your instincts; don’t get scammed!
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