Due to a number of recent clients receiving calls claiming to be from the IRS, we would like to alert you of this SCAM. You should hang up immediately if you get one of these calls and here is a direct quote from the IRS website regarding the obvious signs you're on the phone with a scammer:
The IRS will never:
- Call to demand immediate payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
- Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
- Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
You may view this information on the IRS website here: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/scam-phone-calls-continue-irs-identifies-five-easy-ways-to-spot-suspicious-calls
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