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IRS Warns of Surge in Summertime Scams

On Behalf of | Aug 5, 2016 | IRS |

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a new warning for taxpayers about this year’s unprecedented increase in attempted tax fraud. This summer has seen an increase in “robo-calls,” where scammers leave threatening voicemail messages. When taxpayers call back, they are threatened with arrest, deportation, or revocation of their driver’s license for non-payment.

In another twist, scammers impersonating IRS agents are demanding payment through iTunes and other gift cards, which is a clear indication of a scam. The IRS will never require a specific payment method for your taxes, and they will not ask for payment information over the phone.

For more details, click here: https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-warns-taxpayers-of-summer-surge-in-automated-phone-scam-calls-and-requests-for-fake-tax-payments-using-itunes-gift-cards


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