Bucks County director of consumer protection Mike Bannon says his department is getting calls about an old scam that’s been reinvented. He says it involves a major retailer.
In recent weeks, officials say, scammers posing as IRS employees have been calling Bensalem residents and telling them they owe money to the IRS.
The arrival of Thanksgiving means, of course, the arrival of holiday shopping. And, the DA warns, that means scam artists will be out in full force, both in person and online.
An IRS spokesman says if they need to reach you about a tax return, they will do it either by phone or through the mail — not with an e-mail.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.
An email with the subject titled: “Sad News” would surely get your attention especially if it’s supposedly from your friend or a family member. What’s more, you open the email and what if it read […]