Cloudy and Windy, IRS Warns of Phone Scams, First Muslim-American Superhero

Cloudy and Windy, IRS Warns of Phone Scams, First Muslim-American Superhero
TODAY:  Afternoon colder then the morning, cloudy and windy.   HIGH: 44
TONIGHT:  Cold. Chance of lake effect rain/snow in the Snow Belt communities. LOW: 35
FRIDAY:  Mostly cloudy and cold & windy HIGH: 43

The Internal Revenue Service warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. "This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country.  We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves.  Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer," says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel.

Comic book fans, meet Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comic's first Muslim-American superhero.
Kamala Khan, a fictional New Jersey teenager, transforms into Ms. Marvel in the debut of Marvel's new monthly series in January. 
She can grow and shrink her body and is learning to shapeshift into other forms.
Marvel says she uses her powers to become like her idol, Captain Marvel.

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