PCSD: 3 fall victim to IRS scam - Tucson News Now

PCSD: 3 fall victim to IRS scam

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department warns the public of an ongoing scam that claims victims are behind on their taxes.

Department officials said three Pima County residents fell victim to the IRS scam in which a caller told them they must pay an undisclosed amount of money or a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

The victims are told to go to Walmart and purchase a Green Dot card for the amount owed, authorities confirmed. The victims then contact the suspect and provide the number on the back of the purchased card. 

PCSD officials said the IRS will not call and advise of back taxes owed; a letter would be delivered by mail and you can call the IRS to find out if back taxes are owed. They also warn to not give personal information to someone who calls.

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