IRS Impersonating Scammers Still Abound After Tax Season

Tax season may be over, but IRS impersonation scammers continue to target consumers. Taxpayers nationwide are reporting unsolicited calls from scammers who claim to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanding immediate payments. In the last seven months, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General has received nearly 3,000 complaints from consumers reporting IRS impersonation scams. In total, Hoosiers have lost more than $30,000 to IRS impersonation scams this year. If you receive a call that you think is a scam, hang up immediately. Do not engage with the caller. Know that the IRS will always contact consumers first through official correspondence by mail. Additionally, the IRS will never ask for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the phone.

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