Previous  bell    Next
bell Warning: JavaScript is turned off! Some features on this website will not work without it.

Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers

If you receive telephone calls, and the callers identify themselves as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, and claim that you owe taxes and demand payment via wire transfer, credit/prepaid debit card, or threaten legal action, please terminate the calls. This is a scam, and thousands of taxpayers are being targeted by scammers, who threaten them with arrest or deportation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will NOT demand payment by credit, pre-paid debit card or wire transfer, and they will always contact you via standard postal mail first, and not by telephone.
Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers
Online Threat Alerts

Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers


Rating - Thumb up Rating - Thumb down 0   
Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers

If you receive telephone calls, and the callers identify themselves as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, and claim that you owe taxes and demand payment via wire transfer, credit/prepaid debit card, or threaten legal action, please terminate the calls. This is a scam, and thousands of taxpayers are being targeted by scammers, who threaten them with arrest or deportation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will NOT demand payment by credit, pre-paid debit card or wire transfer, and they will always contact you via standard postal mail first, and not by telephone.

Please continue reading below.

This is the phone call message that I received from these scammers:

“This call is for you! This is the IRS and we are going to prosecute you!” “My name is ***”.

The scammers will then give you the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). They will then ask you to enter your credit or debit card information in order to stop them from prosecuting you. If you give out your information over the phone, these scammers will use the information to steal your identity and money.

Here are some of the numbers the scammers called from:

  • 202-751-2559
  • 202-456-7890

Never give your credit information over the telephone to someone who calls you. And, if you receive a call from someone claiming to represent a company or institution, tell the person to call back, hang up, and search for the telephone number for that company or institution and call to verify what you were told.

This scam is related to the following:

Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them:
Submit Your Comment or Question

Submit your comment or question in the box below to share what you know or to get answers about this article.

CommentComments or Questions (79)