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Scammers hitting area with phony IRS e-mail warnings to pay back due taxes


A new e-mail scam has begun terrorizing victims across the country, including in Klickitat County, according to some readers.

The scammer pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It reads as follows:

“Dear tax payer: Our records indicate insuficient information for your last tax payment. Carefully select the appropriate reason for your payment so that it will not be delayed.

“Delayed payments can result in penalties and interest. Information about payment types can be found.

“If you are making more than one type of payment or making payments for more than one tax year, submit each of them separately.

“The detiled file in pdf format of the report can be found here [...

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