AG’s office warns residents about potential IRS Scam

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Guam – The Attorney General’s office has released a warning to island residents regarding an IRS Scam being sent through text messaging.

The consumer Protection Division has received a report of a suspicious text message sent to an island resident purportedly from the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Crime Investigation Unit. The message indicates that an arrest warrant was issued and provides two numbers with an area code 202 to call.

The Attorney General cautions Guam consumer that the IRS does not call, text, or email official notifications to tax payers. All IRS official notifications are sent in writing via postal mail. The AG adds that all postal mail claiming to come from the IRS should be verified with their Hawaii Office.  If you receive a pre-recorded text message claiming to be IRS, you can file a report with the Consumer Protection Division at 475-3324.

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