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By Jennifer C. Kerr The Associated Press

IRS impostor scam robs elderly Americans out of life savings

WASHINGTON — It’s the top complaint to a U.S. Senate hotline for seniors: fraudsters posing as IRS agents, threatening arrests and demanding money.

A Treasury Department official told lawmakers Wednesday that more than 10,000 people have reported falling prey to the so-called “IRS impersonation scam,” many of them elderly Americans.