Every year, hundreds of thousands of people lose money to telephone scams. One of the most infamous scams is the IRS scam - and it is still on the rise. On July 19, the IRS issued its Tax Tip 2018-111, "Here's How the IRS Contacts Taxpayers", to help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of stealing personal information and ultimately his/her money.
Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:
If you are contacted by a scammer, immediately cease the call or delete the email and report the case to the IRS online or by calling 800 366 4484.