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IRS criminal investigators in Detroit remind citizens to be wary of scams during tax season

IRS investigators in Detroit are tracking the ways thieves are trying to scam citizens.
IRS investigators in Detroit are tracking the ways thieves are trying to scam citizens.

DETROIT – IRS investigators in Detroit are tracking the ways thieves are trying to scam citizens.

Sarah Kull is a special agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation. Because it’s tax season, that means it’s the time of the year tax scams are prominent.

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“They’re out there online and possibly clutching a cellphone, working to connect with you. Cybercriminals trying to cash in,” Kull said.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about an entirely new set of scams. Investigators are tracking all the ways thieves are trying to trick people into giving them their personal information and money.

If you get a suspicious email, call or text from someone claiming to be from the IRS do not click any links or give that person any money.



About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.