Scammers and IRS Impersonation – Did You Know?
The IRS has issued alerts about scammers that are continuing to contact taxpayers. Among the most common are phone calls and fake emails. Thieves use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers.
Any first contact from the IRS will typically come in the mail.
Please note that the IRS will never:
– Call to demand immediate payment using specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer
– Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying
– Demand payment of taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed
– Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
For information on how to report scams or phishing attempts, visit http://IRS.gov/phishing.