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Man falls for IRS scam

Bowling Green Daily News

A Bowling Green man is out more than $11,000 after someone scammed him him out of his money.

A thief called him pretending to represent the federal government. The caller told the victim that he owed taxes and needed to pay them immediately through money grams at Wal-Mart to avoid arrest.

He sent out money September 24 to seven different people. One September 25, he sent more money to another seven people. He reported the incident to police late last month.

This is not the first time scammers have targeted people in Bowling Green or elsewhere in Kentucky. If you owe the federal government money for taxes, the Internal Revenue

Service will contact you in writing through the U.S. Postal Service. The IRS will never call and demand money to be paid immediately. If you are concerned that you might owe the IRS money, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040. If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent the federal government and making a demand for money, call and report that to your local police agency.

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