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New scams spring up every year during tax time
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Tax season has come gusting into Warren County with a mix of rain and snow. It’s bringing with it an accumulation of tax scams as several local residents have already been targeted.One McMinnville resident told the Standard he was contacted last week by phone from a person claiming to be from the IRS. His caller ID even showed a 202 area code indicating the call was from Washington, D.C. He said the caller told him the IRS had flagged a problem with his return and would be taking legal action unless immediate payment was made. This is one of the most popular forms of the scam.The IRS’s fraud division says it has received 736,000 scam complaints since October 2013 – and that’s just the number of people who have taken the time to notify the IRS with an official complaint.