er the past few weeks, the local Better Business Bureau has received numerous calls from consumers targeted by scammers pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service.
But you can avoid becoming a victim if such con artists ring your number.
"If somebody says that you owe debt you have a right to determine if in fact it's legitimate. You should not give your personal information on the phone to an unknown caller. You shouldn't give a social security number, or a credit card number, another thing to look out for is they're asking consumers to go out and purchase a green dot money pack card which is another sign of caution," said Million.
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The following is a news release from the SWLA BBB:
BBB Alert: IRS Scam Targets Local Consumer