Lately I have been getting an increased number of IRS Phone Scams. As I mentioned in previous posts the IRS first sends out a letter if there is an issue with your taxes. You can contact the IRS directly to determine if there is an issue with your taxes. Here is the video from the IRS that discusses these scams:
Here is a video by the Victoria Police Department where they talk to the actual scammers (warning about the language):
Some of the things you can do:
- Don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number.
- Hang up immediately.
- You can report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and the FTC
- If they send an email: do not reply, do not open attachments, do not click on any link inside the email. You can forward the full email with headers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Roseylinn Tax Scams (https://roseylinn.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/tax-scams/)
- Roseylinn Tax Season (https://roseylinn.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/tax-season/)
- Roseylinn Irs Phone Call Scam (https://roseylinn.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/irs-phone-call-scam/)
- IRS Tax Scam Video (https://youtu.be/0y5z0kWgBcM)
- Victoria Police Department Video (https://youtu.be/f4sy2-SMhL8)
- Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Report Fraud (http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report.shtml)
- FTC Complaint Assistance (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1)