BEWARE OF PHISHING SCHEMES
The IRS does not initiate to callwith taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal and financial information such as credit cards or debit cards, banks or other financial accounts.
If you get an e-mail or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information,DO NOT REPLY! And delete the message. Don’t cut and paste the link from the message into your Internet browser – phishers can make links look real, but it actually sends you to a different site.
SCAMMERS IMPERSONATING IRS AGENTS
Scammers are targeting taxpayers by calling and claim to be employees of the IRS with bogus IRS identification badge numbers and fake names. Taxpayer victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. DO NOT attempt to make any payments or giving out your bank account information...
RECENT TAX SCAMS
Scammers are constantly identifying new tactics to carry out their crimes such as...
HOW TO REPORT TAX-RELATED SCHEMES, SCAMS, IDENTITY THEFT and FRAUD
You may report various types of tax illegal activities to...
IDENTITY THEFT HELP AT A Glance
If your Social Security Number (SSN) has been compromised, take these actions:
Don’t fall victim to tax scams and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!