Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning North Carolinians about messages from people pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service.
The callers claim that you owe back taxes and urge you or your lawyer to return the phone call immediately. When returning the call, they suggest that you pay what they claim you owe using your credit card over the phone.
The scammers often call back, hoping you will eventually return their call.
The AG's office believes the phone calls are coming from South Asia.
If you receive one of these suspicious phone calls, don't respond. Instead, report it to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov.