Scammers have been trying to scare people out of their money using the fear of being arrested for tax evasion, according to a AARP press release.

“… The person calling you demands immediate payment and threatens to have you arrested,” AARP stated in its press release.

The AARP also mentioned that these scammers are increasingly using robocalls. Basically, robocalls are calls featuring a recording instead of a live voice. In other words, it’s like talking on the phone with someone’s answering machine greeting. If it doesn’t sound like a live person, it probably isn’t. It’s also probably illegal, AARP officials noted.

Robocalls can only be used without a resident’s express permission if used for the following reasons: informational messages reminding one of appointments, prescription refills, donation requests from various…

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