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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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PG&E Warns Of Phone Scams In Detwiler Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — PG&E has received reports from residents and law enforcement that some customers affected by the Detwiler Fire have received calls from people who threaten to disconnect electric service unless an immediate payment is made. These are scams. PG&E’s credit department will not ask for personal information or a credit card number over the phone. Anyone who has ...

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IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person ...

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Free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

OAKHURST — According to one investor survey, more than seven million older Americans – that’s one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have already been victimized by a financial swindle. Now, there’s something proactive to be done about it. The public is invited to attend a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on Friday, Jun. 10 ...

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