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IRS warns of church scams

(CNN)--This tax season, the I-R-S is warning you to watch out for con artists trying to steal your money.

And, they're apparently willing to go to church to carry out the scam.

The I-R-S says thieves are targeting elderly and low-income churchgoers, asking them to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

The crooks approach their victims in person or send flyers and paperwork to churches...

claiming to represent a non-profit tax assistance organization.

The I-R-S says they target churches to capitalize on the trust factor.

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