IRS scammers continue to pretend to be the IRS and target taxpayers. There are various ways thieves try to scam individuals, but the most common scams are via telephone or email.
These thieves usually say the taxpayer owed money and then proceed to demand money immediately. They also say that are due a refund which is used to lure the victims into giving their bank account info over the phone. Be careful!
The IRS won’t:
Call you demanding immediate payment, asking you to use specific payment such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Usually, the IRS first sends you