November 17, 2021

IRS warns of child tax credit scam.

The average per-case loss was about $500.

INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s today’s Consumer Catch-up.

Victims lose billions to scammers

Americans lost nearly $30 billion to phone scams over the past year.

That’s nearly three times the amount reported in 2019, according to a study by True Caller.

The average reported loss was just over $500.

Remember, signs of scam include a sense of urgency, a consequence and specific demands like a wire transfer or gift card.

IRS warns of tax credit scam

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