IRS scam continues long after tax-filing season

Con artists may be evil, but they're not stupid. If they hit on a scam that works, they keep at it. That explains why the bogus IRS agent...

An employee works at her desk in Accounts Management at the IRS Andover Service Center in Andover, Mass. Employees field questions from the public, most often about tax laws or when they can expect to receive their refund.
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