Wednesday, January 07, 2015
IRS, news media warn of phony tax collection phone calls and phishing attacks
The IRS has reported an aggressive phone scam where criminals call individuals and try to collect supposed tax debts from them. Livingston Daily Press (MI) has a typical story here. The IRS does call people sometimes, but not until numerous contacts by US Mail. There isn’t much question that phishing attacks mimicking the IRS also occur.
The IRS has a fact sheet listing five ways to identify fraudulent calls, here.
ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington DC reported on this matter Wednesday.