New IRS YouTube Video Warns of Scammers

The IRS continues to be worked up over the ongoing problem of aggressive telephone scammers who harass taxpayers.  In a recent release, IRS advises about five things which scammers often do, but which IRS will not do:

  • Telephone a taxpayer to demand immediate payment
  • Demand that a taxpayer pay without offering the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe
  • Require you to use a specific payment method
  • Ask for credit or debit card account numbers over the phone
  • Threaten arrest by local police or other law enforcement groups when taxes are not paid

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