With the 2020 tax season upon us, be alert to IRS phone impersonations and email phishing scams. They are at an all time high this time of year.
- Callers claim to be IRS workers and edit the caller ID. Victims are told they owe back taxes, and must pay via wire transfer, gift card, or another form of payment.
- Unsolicited emails and links designed to trick recipients and readers into providing their personal and financial information. The email might be from a bank you use, a friend or even a co-worker!
REMEMBER: The IRS will never call you or email first. Their first form of communication will always be via letter.