Be wary of ANY calls you receive from the IRS. Do not give in to fear tactics, the IRS will never call you to request payment or threaten lawsuits or arrests.
- Don’t share any of your information – Call the IRS directly at 1-800-428-1040
- Never send money, gift cards or any other type of payment!
- Report these criminals – You can do so through the FTC’s website at ftc.gov/complaint. The more reports received, the more likely they can be caught and stopped!
- Share with your family and friends – Don’t let those who you know and love get taken advantage of!
Check out this example of a scam call (made to a police officer!)