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:
Below is the link where someone can report scam emails: