IRS Scam

There’s a common scam going around these days involving people calling you and claiming to be an IRS agent. These scammers claim you owe back taxes and are often very aggressive and threaten to have you arrested if you don’t pay them over the phone. Don’t fall for this scam.

The IRS does not collect money over the phone. If you owe the IRS money they will correspond with you through registered mail. If you do receive one of these calls do not provide them with any information. They will often call back even after you’ve told them you are not going to give them any money. You’re best bet to end the calls is to tell them that they have the wrong number. They know they can’t collect “back taxes” from a wrong number and will most likely move on to the next name and number on their list.

If you have been a victim of this scam you can file a complaint with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) by…

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