Last year, CAIR-Chicago was contacted by a number of victims of a Hajj travel scam. The Civil Rights team worked with the victims in collecting evidence of the fraud
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan discusses criminals posing as police, IRS agents in tax scam targeting immigrants in Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago recently received complaints from community members who have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from unknown callers who claim to be IRS tax agents. These phone scams are targeting recent immigrants, throughout the U.S. Victims are informed that they owe money to the IRS. The callers provide fake names and IRS badge numbers, and they may have the victim’s Social Security Number, family information or other personal information.
Community members from across the country, including the Chicago area, have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from an unknown caller who claims to be a federal government agent.
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