There have been a growing number of tax-related phone scams, where the scammers are usually after your money and possibly your identity. Please be aware that the IRS will NEVER call you.
A scammer may call you and:
- Identify themselves as an IRS agent, with a fake name and a fake badge number.
- Alter the name and phone number that appears on your Caller ID to make it look like they’re calling from the IRS or Washington, D.C.
- Convincingly try to force you to give your bank account or credit card information.
- Say you owe delinquent taxes, demand immediate payment, and threaten to send the police to arrest you.
If you get a phone call by someone claiming to be from the IRS:
- Don’t talk to the caller or give out any information and hang up immediately.
- Report the call to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, 800-366-4484.
More information regarding IRS phone scams can be found online at www.irs.gov/scams.
Please remember, the IRS will never call you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.