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IRS Scammers Swindle Stamford Man Out Of $22K

Stamford Police are looking for two men who reportedly scammed a local man out of more than $20,000.
Stamford Police are looking for two men who reportedly scammed a local man out of more than $20,000. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man is out $22,000 after getting caught up with two men claiming to be IRS agents led him to believe he was facing tax fraud charges, according to the Stamford Advocate.

The man wired the money via 13 separate MoneyGrams to several different names after being threatened by the scammers. Local authorities are following up on the case, the Stamford Advocate reported.

Stamford Police issued a warning to residents in January after receiving more than 50 phone calls in a single day from residents who were threatened by scammers with jail time, the Stamford Advocate said.

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