The IRS regularly warns the public about telephone scams and provides tell-tale warning signs to tip you off if you get such a call. These callers claim to be with the IRS. Scammers usually demand you send money to pay your taxes immediately. Some may try to con you by saying that you’re due a refund. The refund is a fake lure so you’ll give them your banking or other private financial information.
These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may even know quote a bit about you. The are able to alter the caller ID so it looks like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback requests.
The IRS respects taxpayer rights when working out payment of your taxes. So, it’s pretty easy to tell when a supposed IRS caller is bogus. Any one of these things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS does not: [Read more…]