Be careful of this IRS scam: Taxpayers who receive unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.
A few things the IRS will NEVER do 1. Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. 2. Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. 3. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. 4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Contact us for more details
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The Internal Revenue Service recently warned taxpayers to stay vigilant against an increase of IRS impersonation scams in the form of automated calls and new tactics from scammers demanding tax payments on iTunes and other gift cards.