Many taxpayers have experienced scammers impersonating IRS officials. Don’t be a victim.
The IRS will never:
- Call to demand payment using specific payment methods such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. The IRS will first mail you a bill for taxes owed.
- Make threats to bring in law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying.
- Demand that you pay taxes without giving you a chance to appeal the amount they say you owe.
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.