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fraud http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1572/all en Attorney General warns of 'IRS' scam http://addisonindependent.com/201412attorney-general-warns-irs-scam <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; The Vermont Attorney General&rsquo;s Office is warning that hundreds of Vermont consumers have reported receipt of recorded robocalls or live phone calls from persons identifying themselves as IRS agents. The caller threatens legal action if an alleged outstanding debt to the IRS is not paid immediately. The callers then direct the consumer to call a phone number and make immediate payment by credit card or other direct means of payment. This is a scam.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27185">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412attorney-general-warns-irs-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Attorney General fraud IRS scam Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:17:01 +0000 Zach Despart 27185 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury warned about potential scam http://addisonindependent.com/201208middlebury-warned-about-potential-scam <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury authorities on Friday were put on alert about a woman going door-to-door claiming to be raising money on behalf of the Vermont Electric Power Co. (VELCO) for the Share Heat program that provides fuel assistance for Vermonters. Steve Costello, a spokesman for Green Mountain Power, said the state utilities do not raise Share Heat money through door-to-door campaigns are urging residents to not donate in this manner. Anyone in Middlebury receiving a visit of this nature should call police at 388-3191.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12726">full story</a></h4> Middlebury crime donation fraud fund raising heating fuel Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:38:06 +0000 John Flowers 12726 at http://addisonindependent.com