Attorney General Joseph A. Foster Issues Consumer Alert – IRS Related Scams on The Rise
released on January 29, 2016
found in newsletter: January 2016
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster warns New Hampshire residents that with federal income tax season upon us, IRS related scams are on the increase. Frequently, residents will receive unsolicited calls from individuals fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS demanding payment for taxes allegedly past due. The callers typically ask for some sort of immediate payment and request debit or credit card numbers. Some callers even threaten arrest, wage garnishment or other forms of legal process to coerce the resident into making the payment.
The IRS cautions taxpayers that their first contact will not be a phone call but will almost always be in the form of a letter from the IRS sent through the mail. The IRS also does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information and it never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the phone.
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