The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has warned of a telephone scam targeting taxpayers.
Victims, contacted primarily by phone, are often told that they owe money and must immediately pay by pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. Others characteristics include fake names and badge numbers.
The IRS does not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and says that you immediately pay taxes or threatens action, do not disclose personal data or pay the amount requested.