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IRS warns of massive phone scam never before seen

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Mar 21 2014 - 9:32am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's watchdog warned taxpayers Thursday about a sophisticated nationwide phone scheme that it said is "the largest scam of its kind" it has seen.

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Latest scam: Police warn Utah phone users 'Don't answer 473 area code'

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 2 2014 - 3:03pm

CENTERVILLE -- Don't answer it and don't call back, is the advice police are giving about a phone number with the area code 473 attached to it."We're telling citizens not to answer or return any calls from a 473 area code because the calls are a scam," said Centerville Assistant Police Chief Paul Child.

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IRS warns public to be aware of latest phone scam

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 22 2013 - 6:34pm

PLEASANT VIEW -- Cindy Cisney's client knows he owes the Internal Revenue Service money, but he did not cave in to phone demands for money from a caller who claimed to be an IRS investigator.

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Fruit Heights woman reports frightening phone scam

Phone scam

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 30 2013 - 5:39am

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- A young woman recently received perhaps the most frightening call of her life -- men claiming to be gangsters threatened her family members, demanding money in exchange for their lives.On Saturday afternoon, 22-year-old Jennifer Morris was at home in Fruit Heights when she received a call on her cellphone from a man she had never...

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IRS warns of massive phone scam never before seen

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Mar 21 2014 - 9:32am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's watchdog warned taxpayers Thursday about a sophisticated nationwide phone scheme that it said is "the largest scam of its kind" it has seen.

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Phone scammer calls wrong number in Centerville

Francine Giani talks on speakerphone with a scammer while her father, Sal Giani, 88, listens Tuesday in Centerville. Sal Giani received a call that his grandson was in jail and needed to be bailed out by having money sent to the Dominican Republic. While waiting for the man, who said he’d call back to see if he’d wired the funds, Giani called his daughter, who is the executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce. She says her nephew was actually fine and at work, and warns that the “grandson scam” is making a comeback. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 10 2013 - 6:48am

CENTERVILLE -- One phone call to his daughter saved Sal Giani from losing $1,800 to a con artist.His daughter, Francine Giani, executive director of the Department of Commerce, was on hand Tuesday to talk to a man claiming to be a bail bondsman for her nephew. "The grandson scam is coming out again, and we want our seniors and their families not...

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Phone scammer calls wrong number in Centerville

Francine Giani talks on speakerphone with a scammer while her father, Sal Giani, 88, listens Tuesday in Centerville. Sal Giani received a call that his grandson was in jail and needed to be bailed out by having money sent to the Dominican Republic. While waiting for the man, who said he’d call back to see if he’d wired the funds, Giani called his daughter, who is the executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce. She says her nephew was actually fine and at work, and warns that the “grandson scam” is making a comeback. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 10 2013 - 6:48am

CENTERVILLE -- One phone call to his daughter saved Sal Giani from losing $1,800 to a con artist.His daughter, Francine Giani, executive director of the Department of Commerce, was on hand Tuesday to talk to a man claiming to be a bail bondsman for her nephew. "The grandson scam is coming out again, and we want our seniors and their families not...

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