Phone Scams by Con Artists Impersonating IRS Agents a Serious Threat- Friday, February 5th, 2016
With the 2015 tax filing season in full swing, we want to alert you to the threat of phone scams which tend to peak during filing season. These are con artists impersonating IRS agents. Do not talk to them. Do not call them back. The IRS will never call you demanding immediate action or payment.
“If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don’t pay immediately, it’s a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business.”
Any one who suspects they are being targeted by a scammer should hang up immediately and file a report with the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration: 1-800-366-4484 and to the
If you do receive any notices or correspondence from the IRS by mail, please contact our office. We would be happy to assist you.