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Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014 2:20PM

Phone Scam Warning

The United Way is warning residents to be on the alert for a new phone scam, in which seniors and others have received calls from someone pretending to be the IRS.



That's Vera Tanier-Sebree, Executive Director of Van Buren County United Way. She says the calls are coming from Illinois, with a 6-3-0 area code. The caller asks for a Social Security number and says you owe money. In a related scam, individuals are called by someone impersonating the Immigration and Naturalization Service. They accuse people of immigration fraud and threaten to call the police unless their name, address, and Social Security number is provided. Anyone receiving such calls should report them to the Van Buren County Sheriff's office at (269) 657-3101.

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