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      IRS says "Cut the Line" on scammers

      DALLAS - The IRS says if someone's calling you on the phone, telling you that you owe money - it's a scam.{}

      The IRS begins the notification process with a letter in the mail, and not over the phone.

      The service also warns, real IRS employees have badge numbers.{}{}Always ask for that number and verify it by calling 800-829-1040.

      One more{}important note in the warning - scam callers can make their phone number look like it's coming from the IRS.{} Don't fall for the attempt to steal your money and{}in some cases your identity.{} {}

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