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Oregon ranked number five with 2,369 FTC complaints per 100,000 people. The study dove deeper into counties and found Multnomah County (Portland) was the number five most targeted county in America.
The analysis revealed phone scams increase by 20 percent in March and April as compared to January so consumers should be on alert.
The IRS has stated repeatedly that they will never call to demand immediate payment, will not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone, and will not threaten with the police or lawsuits. If you suspect the call is a scam, the IRS urges consumers to call them directly at 800-829-1040.
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