We just got this note from a reader:
My sister, who has just lost her husband, has been getting fake calls from scammers who claim to be with the U.S. Treasury Office and the IRS. She called her tax man. He said the IRS and Treasury Dept. never call and ask for your banking information or social security number.
Meanwhile, the scammer on the phone said she was going to be thrown out of her house if she didn’t pay, and that they’d be right over. Of course no one showed up.
I’m sure she isn’t the only one getting these calls. We live in Tidewater. Maybe you should warn people of these scams.
WE JUST DID. If you get these kinds of calls and you’ve got caller ID, write down the number, and then call your local law enforcement agency and give them the number.