Beware of the "I'm From the IRS" Phone Scam

Hustlers Are Using the IRS to Steal Financial Information

This scam involves the perpetrator obtaining the name and phone number of delinquent taxpayers. I imagine the list comes pretty simply – by just obtaining tax lien filing information and comparing…

So what are these callers saying that might compel a person to give up his credit card or bank account data over the phone?
In just the past couple of weeks, I’ve had four clients contacted by the scam callers claiming to be the IRS. In all cases, the callers left voice mail messages on phone recorders because the clients didn’t pick up the phone. Two of the clients kept the messages. I had them make a transcript of the calls and send them to me.

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