Don't Be Duped; The IRS Isn't Calling You
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission received nearly 55,000 complaints about tax scams.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 19, 2016
"The IRS is calling me. Can this be for real?" asked a man in a promotional video. (Video via Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
Nope. Tax season is here, and so are the con artists posing as IRS agents.
It usually goes something like this: Victims are told they owe back taxes to the IRS and must pay up immediately through a debit card or wire transfer — or face arrest.