Letter To The Editor: Phone Scam Targets Seniors

By CATHY KNOOP
Los Alamos
 
Wednesday morning I received a call from a man who said he was from the IRS, and that I was going to be sued by the IRS for unpaid taxes during the years of 2009 to 2014 in the amount of $1,400 approximately. 
 
He gave me his name and employee number, my case number and two dates last year of certified letters I supposedly did not respond to. I received no letters. His name, said he, was Jason Smith! He had a middle eastern accent. Those last two facts raised my suspicions! 
 
Meanwhile, a call to the IRS in Santa Fe cleared up the matter. They assured me that I am NOT being sued by the IRS.
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