IRS warns of phone scams

Officials say the caller demands money to waive

Officials say the caller demands money to waive an arrest warrant for unpaid taxes. (February 12, 2014 7:52 PM)

The IRS is warning taxpayers of a phone scam as tax season approaches.

Franklin Square resident Hesham Khafaga says he got a call from Washington, D.C. yesterday, from someone claiming to be an IRS detective. Khafaga says he was told a warrant was out for his arrest and he had to pay $600 to have it waived. Khafaga then looked up the phone number online and saw warnings about it. The person...

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