IRS Scams Continue Through Summer

Scammers impersonating to be the IRS are continuing through summer hoping to catch people off-guard.  Two new scams recently identified are:

  1. A call from a person posing as an IRS employee saying back taxes are owed and payment must be made now or your Social Security Number will be suspended or canceled.
  2. A letter in the mail threatening liens or levies for unpaid taxes.  These letters reference the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement” which does not exist.

What you Need to Know:

The IRS will not contact you through email, text messages, or social media. The IRS NEVER does any of the following:

  1. Demand immediate payment or call about a payment without first mailing a bill.
  2. Demand payment of taxes without an opportunity for appeal.
  3. Require specific payment methods, especially a prepaid debit card.
  4. Ask for debit or credit card numbers over the phone.
  5. Threaten to have local law enforcement arrest you without due process.

In short, stay vigilant this summer.  Do not give your personal information out to anyone that you do not know. If you receive a communication from the IRS and have questions about it, you can always call our office at 920-277-2991.


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