IRS Phone Call Scam – How to Spot and Avoid

In recent years, scammers have been impersonating IRS agents and calling unsuspecting victims, stating that you owe money, or are subject to a lawsuit because you did not file your taxes correctly. Usually they will ask you for personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security Number (SSN), and credit card or payment details. These calls are common, because many times the unfortunate reality is that they work. In fact, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that more than 15,800 victims have sent in excess of $80 million to IRS scammers…continue reading →