IRS Phone Scams

I received the following voicemail on my home number today.

“The reason of this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing lawsuit against you to get more information about this case file. Please call immediately on our department number 347-637-6615. I repeat 347-637-6615. Thank you.”

While tax season is the high season for this particular scam, “The IRS is filling a lawsuit against you” strikes fear into the heart of the recipient any time of year.  Scams are designed to get you to take action.    Even when you’re familiar with scams like this, you take pause.

The IRS will send written notice of tax due.  Phone calls like this are not the norm.    For more information check out this this alert at the IRS website.