December 22

IRS Scam Circulating

first_imgContact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page athttps://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml. You can also call 800-366-4484. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. What to do if you are contacted Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card. Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.center_img Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do: If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do: The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints concerning a phone scam that is taking place where callers are impersonating IRS agents.  Several persons, including Sheriff McClain, have been contacted with threats of arrest if certain information isn’t disclosed, including: social security numbers and bank account information.According to the IRS website –The IRS will never:Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on www.FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.last_img read more