We have received numerous calls over the years from clients who receive threatening phone calls or e-mails from people claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The callers typically say that a warrant for arrest has been issued or a lien has been placed on the taxpayer’s property. The callers also urgently request sensitive personal information, including Social Security Numbers, birth dates and banking information in an attempt to steal money and the taxpayer’s identity.
Do NOT fall for this scam. Please call us first if you are still unsure. Know this:
- The IRS will not call you unannounced
- The IRS will not e-mail you
- You should be informed in writing when the IRS has issued a change or a proposed change to your account
- You will probably be issued numerous written letters before any collections actions begin
Please spread the word. The reason that these calls and e-mails are so rampant is that they are working on some people. Here is an article from the IRS website.