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Contact Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration to report the scam. You can either call them at 800-366-4484 or on their website.
Report it to the federal trade commission on their website. Add "IRS telephone scam" in the notes.
The scam consists of an email with the IRS and FBI emblem linking to an FBI questionnaire. For more information, click here.
Taken from ClientWhys website: "Crooks have tried all sorts of e-mail scams, but almost everyone has figured out that the IRS does not send out notices by e-mail. So crooks have changed their tactics. Now, there are reports of taxpayers receiving by mail (and email) fake notices requiring immediate payment to a P.O. Box. The P.O. Boxes are located in cities where the IRS has service centers, but of course are not IRS P.O. Box addresses." To read the rest of this article from ClientWhys and access a sample of this letter, click here.
The IRS will also never email you. During tax season in 2016, there was a 400% surge in phishing and malware scams reported by consumers. We urge you to never click on any emails that look like they are from the IRS. For more information, please click here to access the IRS article.
We have been receiving many calls from our clients telling us they received a phone call from people who say they are from the IRS threatening to have police arrest them if they do not pay the taxes that they owe. These phone calls are all scams. The IRS will never call you on the phone. For more information about these phone calls and how to report them, please visit this IRS website article addressing this issue.
This is just a general overview of recent and ongoing scams. For a more detailed listing, please visit IRS's Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.
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