College Students Need to Be Cautious of Federal Tax Scam

The IRS and FTC are warning college students that scammers are posing as IRS agents and demanding that students pay a bogus federal student tax or face arrest or other penalties. The scammers employ several techniques to make the calls sound legitimate, including using so-called caller ID spoofing, in which incoming caller ID information appears on people’s phones as “911” or as the name of a government agency. Learn more about this crime and how to prevent it.