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Avoid the Nasty IRS Scam Demanding Payment for Back Taxes

| January 14, 2016

Scammers who pretend to be IRS Agents are harassing unsuspecting citizens into paying back taxes they don’t owe! Don’t be the next victim, as this scam has netted over $15.5 million since 2013.

The IRS almost always contacts taxpayers about unpaid taxes by mail first, not by phone. Do not trust caller ID, as scammers have ways of spoofing caller ID to make it look like the call is originating from the IRS.

Do not give out or confirm information over the phone, including Social Security Numbers, address, birth, credit card or bank information.

IRS Agents will not ask for payment for unpaid taxes via prepaid debit cards or wire transfer. In fact, IRS Agents will never ask for payment information over the phone, payment information, and never specify a payment type.

Lastly, the IRS will not threaten you with arrest, losing your driver’s license, your job, or your business.

Don’t be the next victim.