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SCAM: U.S. Attorney warns of surge in tax season scams

400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far this tax season, according to the IRS

IRS resolves computer problems after outage

The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.

IRS computer problems shut down tax return e-file system

The IRS says it has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the IRS says it doesn't anticipate "major disruptions."

IRS phone scams on the rise in the area

Taxpayers are being warned about an increase in phone scams in the Cape Fear area.

Justice Dept.: No criminal charges for ex-IRS official

The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status.

Group that ran pro-Tillis ads subject of complaint to IRS

A political watchdog group is accusing a North Carolina nonprofit that ran television ads in 2014 favorable to now-U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis with violating tax rules based on its political activity.
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WPD officers assisting feds at Wilmington business

A Wilmington Police spokesperson said some of their officers are assisting federal investigators at a Wilmington business.
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BCSO warns people about IRS scam, woman says she was threatened

Telephone scammers are targeting Brunswick County residents.
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IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.

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