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DATCP: The IRS will not call and threaten you

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection is warning Wisconsin residents against falling for fake phone calls from the IRS. 

From the DATCP website:

"Despite a recent lull, fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone calls are back. This nationwide scam appeared to take a temporary break following the crackdown on a foreign call center last year, but the Consumer Protection Hotline at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has recently received a number of reports of these types of scam attempts.

DATCP asks Wisconsin residents to watch for phone calls demanding payment or threatening legal action for unpaid taxes and to hang up on these scammers. Given that the tax season is about to wrap up, consumers should be on guard against calls that use this as part of their ploy."

For more details and to read the entire press release, click here to read more information on the DATCP website.

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