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Scammers posing as IRS officials targeting Minot area again

MINOT, N.D. — Police in Minot are warning residents of a resurgence of calls from con artists posing as IRS officials.

KXMC-TV reports that law enforcement authorities believe the scammers are located overseas, but the fraudulent calls show up on caller ID with an area code from western Washington state.

The Minot Police Department says two of the confirmed false phone numbers are 360-200-4671 and 360-283-5541.

Senior Officer Aaron Moss says people should be cautious if they receive a call from any of those numbers. He says the IRS never initiates any type of collections process over the phone. Instead, the agency first communicates with taxpayers through written correspondence.

The department is urging residents to contact police if they receive a fraudulent call.

In related news, Where there is oil money, crime follows.

Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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