IRS Phone Scam Intensifies During Filing Season

As taxpayers are working to file their taxes, criminals are also hard at work — attempting to steal their money. While there are several versions of tax scams, the classic telephone con continues to thrive, especially during filing season. As a reminder, here’s how the scam works: • Scammers call taxpayers telling them they owe taxes and face arrest if they don’t pay. Sometimes, the first call is a recording, asking taxpayers to call back to clear up a tax matter or face arrest. • When taxpayers call back, the scammers often use threatening and hostile language. The thief claims the taxpayers may pay their debts using a gift card, other pre-paid cards or wire transfers. • Taxpayers who comply lose their money to the scammers. Taxpayers should remember that the IRS does not: • Call taxpayers demanding immediate payment using a specific payment method, but will first mail a bill. • Threaten to have taxpayers arrested for not paying taxes. • Demand payment without giving taxpayers an opportunity to question or appeal the amount the IRS believes they owe. • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Taxpayers who receive these phone calls should: • Hang up the phone immediately, without providing any information. • Report these calls to the: o Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, using the IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting form, or by calling 800-366-4484. o Federal Trade Commission, using the FTC Complaint Assistant on, being sure to include “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

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