Monthly Archives: July 2017

The IRS Called Me Yesterday

That’s not strange because as a CPA I speak to the IRS quite often. However, they called my cell phone and left a prerecorded message about tax fraud. It was a scam of course, and I am posting this to warn you that the IRS does not call taxpayers initially without sending a notice, nor do they threaten you with an arrest. If you have received a phone call like this and are not sure if it is legitimate, then please contact our office.

Here is the message:

“Hello, this call is officially a final notice from IRS, Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit on your name because you had tried to do a fraud with the IRS, Internal Revenue Service, and we are taking a legal action and we are issuing an arrest warrant on your name. To get more information regarding this case just call us back on our department number 202xxxxxxx. I will repeat it 202xxxxxxx. Thank you.”

By the way, the IRS will not ask you for credit card numbers over the phone or ask you to purchase a prepaid debit card.