IRS Phone Scam still high on the list

It is that time of year for IRS scams again.  We have had several customers called by individuals claiming to be from the IRS.  They threaten you with serious penalties and lawsuits. It sounds scary and when you aren’t expecting it IS scary.

We continue to say if you are surprised to be hearing from us, then you’re not hearing from us.IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.

“Taxpayers across the nation face a deluge of these aggressive phone scams. Don’t be fooled by callers pretending to be from the IRS in an attempt to steal your money,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “We continue to say if you are surprised to be hearing from us, then you’re not hearing from us.”

More information can be found “Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season” on the IRS’s website