Scammers Posing As Treasury Officials
(Chicago, IL) -- Authorities in northern Illinois say scam artists are posing as Treasury and IRS officials in an attempt to get cash and personal information. The scammers often say they have a warrant for something like failing to pay taxes or an offense like missed jury duty or money laundering. They demand money to avoid being arrested. The Better Business Bureau says the scammers have bilked people in northern Illinois out of a million dollars.