Scary Scam: If the IRS calls, hang up!

It’s tax season and every year, scammers think of new ways to convince people to send money.  The latest scam reported on the Fraud Watch Network is a phone call “from the IRS” with threats of fines and even jail time if the person does not pay immediately.  The caller will instruct the victim to get money orders to be mailed to the address given.

The IRS will NEVER phone anyone with demands for payment.  If you receive a phone call about payment, assume it is a scam and hang up immediately.  Info on common phone scams is also available from the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Washington.

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