March 1, 2016
The IRS continues to warn people to guard against scam phone calls from thieves attempting to steal your money or identity. You should be aware that there is are criminals who will make phone calls in order to pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback request.