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Don't Fall for the IRS Phone Scam

Posted by Meredith Rines Posted on Feb 13 2017

 

Did you know someone is posing as the IRS to target taxpayers?  They call and say that are with the IRS and are needing more information or payment. 

They sound convincing, but do not give any confidential information or payment over the phone.  It could be someone trying to scam you out of your money and confidential information.

The scammers will try to put pressure on those on the other end of the phone.  They will threaten to send the police to your home for failure to pay or revoke your driver’s license.

Do not be fooled!  Even the caller ID will say they are the IRS, but they aren’t!  The caller ID may even show a local number.

If the IRS needs information, they will contact you by mail.  The IRS will never make a phone call their first point of contact with someone.  If you receive any notices, letters or statements from the IRS, it’s best to bring them to your tax professional. 

If you receive any calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS and need payment, please be cautious.  Call your tax professional before giving any credit card or payment information to the IRS over the phone.

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