Green River Star -

By David Martin

A new twist on old scam: Resident reports phony call


It was the unusual message that made Don Boyer suspicious.

The Green River resident came home to find a recording on his answering machine that would have made many people think twice. The message was from a man claiming to represent the IRS, saying the organization planned to file a suit against Boyer over back taxes he allegedly owed. The message included a number for Boyer to call the man back at, something he never did.

“I knew it was a scam,” he said.

Boyer said he watched a news report broadcast on television about people receiving similar call and ultimately being asked to “pay...

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