IRS Tax Scam or Impersonation

IRS Tax Scam or Impersonation

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IRS Tax Scam
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) investigates:
  • Impersonation schemes involving the IRS
There are numerous telephone and email scams in which individuals claim to be employees of the IRS.  These scammers often state that they are from the IRS Enforcement Division or the Criminal Investigation Division and tell victims that they have an unpaid federal tax bill.  They often threaten to arrest victims, unless the claimed tax bill is paid in full.  Do not provide any personal information or payment to these individuals and do not use iTunes or other pre-paid gift cards to pay a claimed tax bill.
 
Report a Complaint to TIGTA
Report a Complaint to TIGTA

 

Or contact TIGTA at 1-800-366-4484.
 

What Happens Next?
  • Special Agents from TIGTA may contact you if you have lost money or identity information.

  • You will be contacted only if more information is needed about your complaint.