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Officials warn of 'IRS' scam callers


September 19, 2018

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

If someone calls you claiming to represent the IRS, and demands money while threatening an arrest, don’t send money.

“That’s not how the IRS operates,” said Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn. “The police are not going to come for you at all.”

The old scam raised its ugly head again Monday, Sept. 17, prompting at least two people to visit Key Bank to withdraw funds.

“We’ve had two clients today that were contacted from the State of Washington,” said Tess Yahyazadeh, manager at Key Bank, Monday. Claiming to represent the IRS, they threaten...

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