Beware of Fake IRS Phone Calls or Emails

On Monday, January 29, 2018, tax season officially began and the IRS began accepting electronically filed tax returns. However, with the season comes the scams, and we urge you to be cautious of phone calls or emails from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS will never call or email you. Instead, all IRS correspondence comes in the mail. Many fake calls or emails will come from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payments from back taxes. Usually they will threaten to arrest you if they do not receive payment, typically in the form of gift cards or cryptocurrency.

Please do not provide any information to these scams and hang up immediately. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be the IRS, delete it or send it to your spam folder. If you have any questions about these types of scams, please feel free to contact David Zajac at The Ten Key Group at (234) 334-1966.