Corsica Woman Victimized in Fake IRS Telephone Scam

CORSICA, Pa. (EYT) – A Corsica woman was the victim of a fake IRS telephone scam on June 8, in Corsica Borough, Union Township, Jefferson County.

According to Clarion State Police, the unknown perpetrators who called the victim were extremely forceful and threatening. They told the victim she owed back taxes in the amount of $9,700.00, and there was a warrant out for her arrest.

The perpetrators told the victim that if she did not pay the amount, the local police would be notified and take her to jail. In order for her to satisfy the fictitious overdue amount, the scammers told the victim to pay with iTunes gift cards.

No other information was available.

Residents are reminded that phone scams are common and take on many forms.

If you have doubts as to the legitimacy of an unknown caller, hang up and verify with the police, or speak to family and friends. Do not allow yourself to be bullied into giving personal information over the phone to an unknown individual.

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