WCBE Stories
11:53 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Summertime scams

Columbus, OH – There's been an explosion this summer of email scams posing as letters from the Internal Revenue Service, trying to trick taxpayers into revealing personal identification. In May and June alone, almost 700 incidents were reported to the IRS - roughly half the total number of incidents reported so far this year. IRS spokesperson David Stewart tells Alison Holm the latest wave of bogus contacts are more sophisticated than in the past.