There’s a new scam afoot, with imposters posing as IRS collections officers.
Essentially, the thieves are now “spoofing” the numbers they are calling from so that the incoming call seems as if it is originating from an actual IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. And then, if the taxpayer questions them, they direct you to IRS.gov to look up the local TAC office phone number to verify. They then hang up, and call back a second time — now armed with the taxpayer’s trust.
Be on high alert if you receive a call that claims to be from the IRS, especially if you haven’t received any official notices in the mail warning you of issues with your taxes. If you need help looking into whether or not you actually owe the IRS and how much you do if so, we are here to help.