FBI warns public of new phone scam

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– The FBI is warning of a new phone scam targeting college students.

FBI officials say the criminals claim to be collecting a federal student tax, but it turns out-there is no such thing.

The scammers have also sometimes spoofed the caller ID on the phone to make it look like they are with the FBI.

The FBI and IRS say they will never call asking for money and that they will never try to get payments in iTunes cards or prepaid gift cards, which is what the criminals have been demanding.

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