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Subscriber shames scammers


Tax season may be over, but IRS phone scams are still going strong, according to Sentinel reader Keith Thompson.

On April 28, Thompson received a pre-recorded message advising him the IRS was filing suit against him, and that he should immediately call (540) 205-1832 to address the matter.

Incensed, Thompson decided he would call. The voice that answered had a heavy accent, and Thompson could hear snatches of a foreign language in the background—telltale signs he was speaking to a bona fide IRS agent.

“I feel sorry for you,” Thompson told the voice. “Jesus said, ‘Forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ Unfortunately, you know exactly what you’re doing, so you’ve go...

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