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March 15, 2020
Avoid falling victim to IRS Scams
Scammers are out there, and they can’t wait to try and trick you into giving them either money or your personal/company information. They use a variety of methods, including email and phone calls. Stay vigilant.
The IRS does not:
• Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
• Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer.
• Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver’s license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.
Here are a couple of links to the IRS & FTC that advises on how to handle Phishing or Identity Theft scams:
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