Client Tip for June 2015: Scam Phone Calls
Scam Phone Calls
Several clients have received calls since April 15 stating that the caller is with the IRS and there is a problem with the client’s return and demanding immediate payment. These are bogus scam calls and are NOT coming from the IRS. Some of the con artists may even say you have a refund coming and they are checking to verify your information. They will trick you into sharing confidential information.
They usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and ID badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they may leave an urgent callback request. This callback number, of course, is a number set up by the scammers. When you call them back, they will answer “IRS” making it seem legitimate.
Don’t be fooled by these calls. Also, the IRS does not use email, text, or other social media means to discuss your personal tax information. When in doubt, be sure to call us to double-check if the call is legit.