by– Walter Neinbelz
Numerous complaints have been made to authorities by the public regarding phone scammers who claim to be the IRS. The scammers are said to be requesting money on behalf of the IRS. The IRS is cooperating with the authorities on this matter. As a rule of thumb, the IRS never threatens to send representatives to the individual homes in order to collect money and they always first establish contact through the mail, rather than over the phone.
If you believe you have been contacted under the false pretenses described above, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1800.366.4484.