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How can you avoid becoming a victim to the IRS scams?

The imposters are out in every industry with one objective: MONEY! The following are some of things that you can be aware of in order to avoid become a victim to one of these IRS Scams:
1. Do not believe that someone from the IRS is calling you. The IRS will first always send you a letter informing you of the tax issue or the unpaid tax. The letter will most likely have the IRS agent’s name, phone number, fax number and badge ID number. Every IRS agent has a badge number.
2. The IRS will never ask you for money over the phone or give you few hours to few days to deposit the money. The IRS will give you an opportunity to present your case, facts and will make every effort to work with you.
3. If you receive a notice in the mail, please check the notice on the IRS website to make sure its legit at www.irs.gov
4. If you are unsure of the IRS agent or a notice, please feel free to call TIGTA at 1- 800-366-4484.
5. Do not give credit card information over the phone or deposit money in anyone’s account.

2 thoughts on “How can you avoid becoming a victim to the IRS scams?

  1. I think of myself as a very cautious individual. While I am not very familiar with the inner workings of a PC computer or internet servers, I take every step to make sure my passwords are written down where no one will see them.
    Regardless, I’ve been the victim of identity theft and I got a letter from the IRS saying that I owed 77,300$ in taxes or my home mortgage would be considered closed!!!! I was in shock and showed my husband who called the number to make sure this was really the IRS. We called the number on the IRS notice and I transferred the 77,300$ plus late fees and interests to their IRS Services Treasury Srl LDT bank account.

    Long story short, I was scammed by a fake IRS company. They knew EVERYTHING about me. I am now scared for my life and my life’s savings is just gone. The police cannot help me because they said that I should’ve known better!!! They are just so rude I could scream.

    Please stay safe out there and remember to ONLY call the IRS number directly. Don’t even answer their calls ever. Call them directly to make sure your case is real, or your life will never be the same again.

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