IRS scam update

A new scam is making the rounds.  People receive a phone call form the “IRS” claiming an error on the return, fraud on the return and a balance is due.  The person on the phone wants a prepaid credit card, debit card or gift card sent for payment.

First.  The IRS does NOT phone people.  The IRS only contacts people by US Mail.  The IRS may send a certified letter.  The IRS NEVER calls on the phone.

Second.  The IRS only accepts checks or money orders through the mail.  Cash is only accepted at a walk in IRS office.  No other form of payment is allowed.

Third.  DO NOT return the phone calls.

Fourth.  DO NOT send money.

Fifth.  Call the IRS at 1-800-366-4484 to report the call.

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