GUEST SEGMENT: BBB warns of IRS phone scam

GUEST SEGMENT: BBB warns of IRS phone scam

(WTVM) - The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about an IRS phone scam.

If someone calls you and claims they are with IRS or the Department of Treasury, and threatening arrest or foreclosure if you don't pay money on a preloaded debit card or wire transfer, there's a chance it's a scam.

Kelvin Collins, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia, says the IRS phone scam s still going around and people are still be deceived.

The IRS will most likely contact you by mail, not telephone. Preloaded debit card or wire transfer requests are also red flags.

Another characteristic of the scam is the hostile and demeaning nature of the caller.

Collins explains more about the IRS scam and advises the public of what they can do to avoid becoming a victim.

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