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Congressman: FBI and FTC now involved with Mo’ Money

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Posted at 11:47 PM, Mar 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-16 00:32:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—Congressman talks about federal investigation of Mo’ Money tax problems.

Donisha Scott, a single parent, is one of the hundreds of Mo’ Money customers who say they were scammed.

"It's kind of put a toll on me because I'm working and I'm not really making that much money," said Donisha Scott.

She filed her Federal return with Mo’ Money because it was convenient and there was no money required upfront.

Donisha received her $4200 refund check and deposited it into her Wells Fargo account.

She says it bounced several days later.

"They just can't get away with it,” she said.

So, Donisha filed complaints with the BBB, IRS and Richmond police.  Weeks later, IRS agents showed up at her door.

They asking Donisha a series of questions about Mo’ Money taxes.

"They even asked me did I have my own business,” said Donisha Scott, who doesn’t.

“They told that they put all that information on my tax return.”

"When we looked into it, it looked like a horrible situation,” said Congressman Bobby Scott, (D) 3rd District.

Congressman Bobby Scott, who represents Richmond and the Hampton roads area, tells us he received numerous complaints from his constituents.

He says the FBI along with the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Protection agency is now investigating.

"Putting somebody in jail doesn't help th consumer,” said Congressman Scott.  “I think the ultimate goal is to make all of the consumers whole."

Scott and two other Congressmen are calling for a Congressional hearing on Mo’ Money.  They’re expecting to hear something in a couple of weeks.

We asked Congressman Scott, will tax filers get their money?

"I can assure them that we're doing everything that we possibly can so, that they get their money,” said Scott.

Now, if you're a victim of Mo money taxes, a group of attorney's want to hear from you.  The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is offering free legal services to Mo money customers.  You can reach them at 202-319-1000.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—Congressman talks about federal investigation of Mo’ Money tax problems.

Donisha Scott, a single parent, is one of the hundreds of Mo’ Money customers who say they were scammed.

"It's kind of put a toll on me because I'm working and I'm not really making that much money," said Donisha Scott.

She filed her Federal return with Mo’ Money because it was convenient and there was no money required upfront.

Donisha received her $4200 refund check and deposited it into her Wells Fargo account.

She says it bounced several days later.

"They just can't get away with it,” she said.

So, Donisha filed complaints with the BBB, IRS and Richmond police.  Weeks later, IRS agents showed up at her door.

They asking Donisha a series of questions about Mo’ Money taxes.

"They even asked me did I have my own business,” said Donisha Scott, who doesn’t.

“They told that they put all that information on my tax return.”

"When we looked into it, it looked like a horrible situation,” said Congressman Bobby Scott, (D) 3rd District.

Congressman Bobby Scott, who represents Richmond and the Hampton roads area, tells us he received numerous complaints from his constituents.

He says the FBI along with the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Protection agency is now investigating.

"Putting somebody in jail doesn't help th consumer,” said Congressman Scott.  “I think the ultimate goal is to make all of the consumers whole."

Scott and two other Congressmen are calling for a Congressional hearing on Mo’ Money.  They’re expecting to hear something in a couple of weeks.

We asked Congressman Scott, will tax filers get their money?

"I can assure them that we're doing everything that we possibly can so, that they get their money,” said Scott.

Now, if you're a victim of Mo money taxes, a group of attorney's want to hear from you.  The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is offering free legal services to Mo money customers.  You can reach them at 202-319-1000.