April 24, 2015
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MH woman warns of scam artists posing as IRS agents

    A Mountain Home woman is alerting area residents in hopes they won't be duped if they receive a phone call from someone who claims to be an IRS agent. Ara Banks says she received a phone call Friday morning from a man with an Indian accent who said he was with the IRS and he was contacting her to collect back taxes he claimed she owed.
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    Banks says she didn't fall for the scammer's story but fears others may.
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    Banks says authorities say if she had followed the con man's instructions, she would have received a package with information on how to pay the "back taxes" the scammer said she owed.
Banks says although she quickly recognized the incident as a ruse to get her money, she fears others in the area may fall prey to such calls and wants to alert them of the dangers.

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