Below is information provided by the IRS Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). You can attach their link to your website regarding the ongoing IRS Fine Solicitation Scam, and what your constituents can do to avoid becoming a victim. Here’s the link – https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/. The information details what to do if you receive one of these calls (best advice – ignore), and where to report the information identifying the caller(s).
Taxpayers – Beware of IRS Impersonators! Don’t become a victim this filing season
If you believe you have been a victim of an IRS Impersonation Scam, contact the IRS Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment, here’s what to do:
- If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
- If you do not owe taxes, fill out the “IRS Impersonation scam” form on TIGTA’s website, www.tigta.gov, or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
- You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments in your complaint.