Another Tax Scam: IRS Imposters

From the article:

Here’s what happens: You get a call from a scammer pretending to be with the IRS, saying you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay taxes you owe right now. You’re told to wire it or put it on a prepaid debit card. They might threaten to deport you or say you’ll lose your driver’s license. Some even know your Social Security number, and they fake caller ID so you think it really is the IRS calling.

But it’s all a lie. If you send the money, it’s gone.

I don’t know about you, but I screen my calls. The phone actually announces who is calling. If I don’t recognize who is calling, I just don’t answer. Period.

If you do get such a call report it.

In the original article (bottom link) there is information on where and how to report it.

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Posted June 23, 2015 by Sue Says in category General Info

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