IRS Phone Scams

"I'm From the IRS . . . And You're Going to Jail!"

According to a June 25, 2015 report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the watchdog agency gets roughly 12,000 calls a week to its fraud hotline. The reason, says Inspector…

This is the scam I wrote about in recent issues of this newsletter and which I discuss extensively in my new book, How to Win Your Tax Audit. A caller telephones a target, claims to be from the IRS and makes outrageous claims that the target will be arrested and will go to jail within the next day if he does not pay delinquent taxes immediately using a credit card. Believe it or not, just within the last week, my son received such a call and I even got one at my home phone number.

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