A phone call from the I.R.S. could lead to a scam

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The calls involve an impostor saying the recipient owes taxes.

According to the Inspector General, real I.R.S. officials typically reach out by mail first, rather than phone.

(CNN) - If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the I.R.S., be suspicious!

The calls involve an I.R.S. impostor who will tell you that you owe taxes that must be paid with a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.

The scammers threaten arrest, deportation, or loss of a business or driver's license for those who don't pay up.

According to the Inspector General, real I.R.S. officials typically reach out by mail first, rather than phone.


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