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Oregon taxpayers have been receiving phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the IRS or Internal Revenue Service. KLCC’s Briana Friden has the story.

Eugene Police Department Sees Increase in IRS Scam Calls

Aug 1, 2016
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The Eugene Police Department has received reports of scam calls, primarily targeting college-age and elderly people.

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Senator Ron Wyden met Saturday with Eugene AARP volunteers helping elderly people file their taxes, which are due today (Monday). Reports many times tax season means an increase in scams.

Democratic Senator Wyden called for a crackdown on tax scams in March. During a hearing with the Senate Finance Committee, he said the growth of sophisticated technology is costing taxpayers billions of dollars every tax season. Wyden wants the Committee to adopt some of Oregon's standards for tax preparers.