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Scott calls for federal investigation into Mo' Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The problems with "Mo Money Tax service" are now much more than just a few disgruntled customers. The Federal Government is now getting involved.

Congressman Bobby Scott believes the Feds have to get involved because Mo' Money could be using a federal agency to defraud their customers.

The calls have been pouring into his office.

"They're talking about bounced checks, complaints all over the place," said Scott.

Constituents from Richmond to Norfolk, worried that the "Mo Money Tax Services" company has taken off with their refunds. Scott is he ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Justice Department to investigate.

"They ought to look into it fairly quickly," he said. "You have federal agency involved."

That federal agency, the IRS, is not something you want to mess with. Mo' Money could be taking a big risk if they are claiming to be helping customers in their dealings with their taxes, but in reality are just looking to steal their refunds.

"As a federal elected official, the fact that they used a federal agency it is particularly egregious," said Scott.

The congressman warned his constituents to be careful before they put something as important as their taxes in the hands of a company they know little about.

"Contact the Internal Revenue Service," he said. "They have a lot of free services so you don't necessarily have to use a company like this."

That is advice that may be too late for hundreds of victims across several states.

Scott teamed up with Memphis area Congressman Steve Cohen to send the letter to Holder. Cohen represents the district where Mo' Money's headquarters is located.

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