Scammers are calling taxpayers, offering them money and falsely claiming that they are from government agencies. The scammers as usual, will claim that the potential victims need to make an upfront payment and provide them with their personal information, before they can send the money. However, there is no money or cheque and the callers are not calling from government agencies.
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If someone calls you stating that he/she is from the government, asking you to make a payment or requesting your personal information, please tell the caller that you will call them back. After hanging up, please locate and call the telephone number for the government agency the caller said he/she called you from. This will help you determine if the call that you have received before is legitimate.
Note: Never call telephone numbers given to you by the callers to determine the legitimacy of anything. The callers may give you numbers that will connect you to other scammers. So, search for the numbers in a telephone directory or on the government's websites instead.
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