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IRS phone scam reported in ND

BISMARCK -- North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a warning to consumers about a new tactic by scam artists imitating Internal Revenue Service agents.

BISMARCK - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a warning to consumers about a new tactic by scam artists imitating Internal Revenue Service agents.
In this new variation, the phony agents instruct the victim to purchase a certified cashier’s check directly from their bank, deposit it into another bank account specified by the scammer and then email the deposit transaction receipt to the scam artist.
Stenehjem reminds North Dakota consumers that the real IRS does not notify people about a potential problem by leaving a threatening phone message. Problems are usually handled through the mail. He said people should simply hang up.
One person has already been a victim of the scam, he said.

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