Scam Alert: Beware if you receive a call from an IRS agent saying you owe more in taxes, State Police warn

Published 01/28 2014 03:07PM

Updated 01/28 2014 03:30PM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - State Police are warning about an increase in complaints about a phone scam in which someone claims to be an IRS agent.

Troopers say scammers will attempt to convince the victim they owe additional money on their taxes.

The scammer will then try to persuade the victim to go to a store and buy a Green Dot MoneyPak card. After they have purchased a card, the scammer will then ask the victim for the number and pin over the phone.

State Police are advising people not to act on these requests or any other similar request.

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