The Maine Attorney General’s Office has issued a press release, reminding Mainers to be aware of IRS scams. Reports of phone scams are on the rise, with 250 calls to the AG’s Consumer Protection Division in August. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service who is asking for credit card information or instructing you to wire money, hang up! More information can be found at http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=703353.
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, chaired by Maine Senator Susan Collins, has issued a fraud report, identifying the top 10 scams targeting the Nation’s seniors. The report can be found at https://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/217925 Fraud Book Final.pdf.
Check out the SMP Resource Center for recent fraud cases throughout the country, as well as new fraud resources at http://www.smpresource.org/