April 22, 2016
IRS phone and email scams continue to be a threat from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Using the IRS name, logo, or a fake website they will try to steal your money and possibly your identy.
Be wary if you get an out-of-the-blue phone call or automated message from someone who claims to be from the IRS. Sometimes they say you owe money and must pay right away. Other times they say you are owed a refund and ask for your bank account information over the phone. Don’t fall for it. Here are several tips that will help you avoid becoming a scam victim.
The real IRS will NOT:
For more information on phone and emails scams and how to report them visit IRS Warns of Continued Scams and Varied Tactics as the Tax Deadline Nears.