The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urges taxpayers to be on “high alert” about IRS employee impersonators. According to TIGTA, since October 2013, thieves have stolen millions of dollars from taxpayers believing the fraudulent calls saying that they owed the government money and cash needed to be sent immediately.
The TIGTA states that they receive thousands of calls every month with reports of these robbery attempts. It is very important, especially during the upcoming tax season, to be aware of things to look for that should be a RED FLAG.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040.