Don’t be a Victim of IRS Telephone and Email Scams

We have recently received several calls regarding supposed calls or emails from the IRS. The calls go something like this:

The caller identifies him or herself as an IRS agent and claim you owe back taxes and, if you don’t pay, the US Marshals will be at your house in a half hour. They give you options for how to immediately send the taxes owed.

These calls should be reported to the IRS!

The IRS will never:

  • Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
  • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  • Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Following is a link with information on where to call to report a telephone incident:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Phone-Scams-Continue-to-be-Serious-Threat-and-Remain-on-IRS-Dirty-Dozen-List-of-Tax-Scams-for-the-2015-Filing-Season

Below is the link where someone can report scam emails:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing

 

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