Stay Vigilant Against IRS Impersonation Scams In and Out of Tax Season

June 15, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers of new phone scam involving bogus certified letters.  Since the letters were allegedly not responded to, now the payment is required immediately through a prepaid debit card. The demand is accompanied with a threat of arrest if not complied with.

In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake communication purportedly from the IRS. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against these cons and similar tactics, as they continually change.

To learn more about the newest IRS Alert, please follow the link to the IRS Newsroom here .

Taxpayers with  limited English proficiency  are also a likely target.     The IRS reminds non-native English speakers that they can easily identify when a caller supposedly from the IRS is a fake. The article describes which methods the IRS and its authorized private collection agencies will never use.