Scam Alert: Don’t Be Fooled By The IRS Phone Calls, Texts And Emails
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 1, 2023 2:21 pm
NEVADA – The IRS says that every year, millions of dollars are lost to tax scams. People give out their personal information when they shouldn’t, and then they lose their hard-earned money.
The IRS wants taxpayers to know that they do not reach out to people by email, text message, or social media.
Most likely, the IRS will send you a letter through USPS. But there may be times when they call you or come to your home or place of business. This happens if you have a tax bill that is past due or a tax return that has not been filed. People who pretend to be from the IRS will threaten or bully people into paying a fake tax bill. People can report these cons.
Raphael Tulino, the IRS’s spokesman, said,
“Simply ignore it. If it’s an email which has been more common in recent years and not so much now- it’s mostly text, but you can delete those, but certainly what you can do is send an email to email@example.com, otherwise, the simple avenue is to realize the IRS is not reaching out to you uninitiated or any other reputable agency or company.”
The IRS will never call to demand payment or ask for your debit or credit card number over the phone. If you do your own taxes, you should use e-filing. Since the pandemic, filing on paper has taken more time. When ready, file.
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