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New scam targeting elderly

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Police in Ludlow are warning folks particularly the elderly about a scam circulating in Southern Vermont.

The department says it's gotten several complaints about scammers claiming to be “police officers” with the IRS. The calls originate from 202-864-1220 but police believe they're actually coming from overseas. The crooks try to convince elderly victims they owe the IRS money and threaten them with jail time property and assets seizures.

Police tell us they confronted the scammers over the phone. They in turn threatened to sexually and physically assault the officer's family. Police say do not give these scammers money and report the calls to the State's Consumer Assistance Program.

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