Important Information about
Tax Day Scams

As Tax Day approaches in the US, please be aware that scammers may attempt to pose as the IRS to fraudulently obtain your personal and financial information. The scammers may reach out to you via phone, email, text/iMessage, or social media. 

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Keep in mind that the IRS will never:

 

  • Initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text/iMessage or social media to request personal or financial information. 

  • Call via phone to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. 

  • Ask a taxpayer to make a payment to a person or organization other than the US Treasury. 

  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested. 

  • Demand taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed. 

 

The official IRS website is IRS.gov. Do not be mislead by sites that claim to be the IRS but feature URLs that end in .com, .net, .org or anything other than .gov. Also be wary of emails that appear illegitimate but direct you to click on links or attachments. 

 

Scammers outside the US use similar tactics to scam individuals by posing as government agencies or private companies, so be cautious! 

 

Please call the office (201) 617-1108 if you encounter any of these issues.