December 8, 2016

Tax Scams: Don't Become a Victim

Tax Scams and IRS Impersonator Scams abound.  Don't become a victim.

A year ago I posted about the prevalence of IRS Impersonator Scams, and how not to become a victim.  Its worth addressing the topic again, as new Tax Scams are seemingly forever popping up.

Don't Become a Tax Scam Victim

The IRS just released a very informative summary of current tax scams targeting taxpayers, human resources personnel, and tax professionals.  Protect yourself.  Among other things, the IRS will never:
(1)  Call to demand immediate tax payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. 
(2)  Initiate taxpayer contact by email, phone, or text message to demand tax payments.  Taxpayers who have taxes due are first notified by mail.
(3)  Threaten to immediately have you arrested for not paying taxes.
Don't fall victim to these scams.  For more information, read today's IRS tax scam update here.

Questions about Tax Matters?

Mary Rae Fouts, EA is an Enrolled Agent licensed by the Department of the Treasury.  This license allows Mary to provide tax preparation, planning, and representation services to taxpayers in all 50 states and US territories.

For information about Mary's Consulting, Tax, and Expert Witness Services visit Fouts Financial Group.

Mary Rae Fouts


  1. Amazing people fall for this. Read that some people gave $100,000 plus to tax scammers.

  2. Some victims share blame for being gullible and stupid.


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