People across the country have been receiving calls from scammers claiming to be the IRS. The call may seem convincing because the caller ID will display the IRS’s toll-free number and they will know the last four digits of your social security number.
The caller usually tells the victim that they owe the IRS taxes and demand that they pay it by taking their credit card information or insisting on a wire transfer. In many cases the caller will become insulting if you refuse to pay. He or she will threaten to have you arrested or suspend your license.
The IRS will always send you a notice via mail if you owe taxes or if there is a question about a filing you’ve done. Don’t believe anyone that claims to be from the IRS requesting a payment by prepaid debit card or wire transfer, the IRS will never ask for that.
To report any calls like this, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.