Wednesday, February 24, 2016
‘IRS’ scammers peaking
At least hang up and relax.
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.