The IRS calls it “the largest, most pervasive impersonation scam in the history of our agency.” Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers in nearly every state $15.5 million.
More than 3,000 people have fallen victim to the scam since 2013. They target people everywhere, of all income levels and backgrounds. One unidentified victim lost more than $500,000. Scott has more on the scam and how to avoid being a victim.
ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York Friday morning to discuss.