IRS warns residents on latest phone scams

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an impersonation scheme that’s developed over the last three years and there’s potential for more.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning residents about the latest phone scam that has cost a whopping $44 million.

IRS Special Agent, Brian Watson, joined KRQE This Morning to talk about the latest phone scam. Watch above.

Watson mentioned that these schemes are done over the phone and to avoid any incoming calls from impersonators. Some of the scammers are asking for iTunes card payments.

For more information, visit the IRS website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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