Phone Scams: IRS Impersonator Sent to Jail

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Millions of Americans have been on the receiving end of telephone callers falsely claiming to be from the IRS. Enough people have fallen for this scam over time to make this a lucrative business for the scammers.

At last, one such scammer, Sahil Patel, was sent to prison for 175 months and forced to disgorge $1 million of ill-gotten gains since his arrest back in December 2013. Patel was arrested for his participation in organizing the U.S. side of a fraud ring that used call centers in India to contact American citizens. The calling tactics were fairly sophisticated, even …read more

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