SPOT IT

  • The caller claims to be from the IRS and tells you the IRS is filing a suit against you for back taxes. 

    The caller may threaten to arrest or deport you. 

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  • Robocall Crackdown team

STOP IT

  • Never give out your personal information to someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

    If in doubt, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040. 

    Don’t send money to someone claiming to be from the IRS. That’s a scam. The IRS will not request personal information over the phone, require an immediate payment using a specific method of payment such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer, or threaten you with local police, immigration officers or other law enforcement. They will first mail a bill to a taxpayer that owes taxes and allow for opportunities to question or appeal the amount.

    If you’ve received this kind of robocall or have fallen for an IRS scam, file a complaint with our office; the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; the Federal Trade Commission; or call toll-free, 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).

    Additional tips for robocalls can be found here.