Wednesday, February 24, 2016

‘IRS’ scammers peaking

It’s tax season, which means it's IRS scam season.

If you get a phone call saying you owe the IRS refund and to send it with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer:

Phone The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) or call 800-366-4484 with any information you have about the caller, although they’re good at disguising phone numbers from caller ID.

TIGTA says 736,000 scam contacts since 2013 have extracted $23 million from 4,550 victims.

The IRS doesn’t work that way.
At least hang up and relax.

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