It seems to come around several times a year, calls are made by someone identifying as an employee from the Internal Revenue Service. They say that you owe money and that if you don’t make arrangements now, that you could be arrested if payment is not made. We get calls here at the stations from those asking if this is legitimate. The answer is always NO. Here are some things to remember.
The Internal Revenue Service never makes phone calls, nor do they send e-mails. Nor do they ever ask about bank PIN’s or other personal information regarding your financial information. If you receive an email like that you suspect is a fraud, do NOT open any attachments, and forward the email to [email protected]
If you would like to file a complaint, you can go to the website, https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov, choose “other” then click “imposter scams” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
if you think you owe taxes, but are not sure, then you can call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue, if one exists.