Taxpayers — Beware of IRS Scammers

We know more and more people that are getting scammed out of thousands and thousands of dollars by criminals posing as IRS agents via telephone or email. Don’t fall for their tactics!

Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:

  • The IRS doesn’t normally initiate contact with taxpayers by email.
  • The agency does not send text messages or contact people through social media.
  • When the IRS needs to contact a taxpayer, the first contact is normally by letter delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.  Fraudsters will send fake documents through the mail, and in some cases will claim they already notified a taxpayer by U.S. mail.

Click here to see more ways the IRS contacts taxpayers.