A new tax scam tries to convince you that you owe back taxes

The crooks are back. It’s tax season, so scams happen fast and furiously. The thieves want your money back by April 15. Let me tell you, they pull out all the stops.

More recently I have received unanswered calls and voicemails leaving me with back taxes. The criminal, (I mean Sarah) who left the messages, claims she’s going to help me pay my back taxes with a payment plan. Looked.

Leslie Morgan

Leslie Morgan

Here’s what happened when I called Pond Scum on a landline.

Will the IRS call you if you owe them money?

Technically, yes, but most likely, no. HR Block explain it like this,

The IRS will ask you to pay several times by mail before making any telephone contact. The IRS uses third-party collection agents for people who owe back taxes, but the IRS will always send a letter telling you first which collection agency will be calling to collect your tax debt.

So if you get any call from the IRS, it’s not really the IRS. Please share it with your parents and grandparents. I know my dad trusts everyone and believes what they say. He has no idea it’s a scam through your phone. Spell it out for all the super confident, generous, kind people in your life so they don’t get ripped off by the scum of the earth.

Even for those of us familiar with scams, it’s sometimes difficult if a call, text or email is from a scammer.

How to identify a scammer?

the FTC shared 4 things to watch out for that help you identify if it’s a scam.
  1. Scammers CLAIM they belong to an organization you know. Scammers often claim to be contacting you on behalf of the government. …
  2. The scammers say there is a PROBLEM or a PRICE. …
  3. Scammers urge you to act immediately. …
  4. Scammers tell you to PAY in a specific way.

New scams appear every year. Scammers are discovering new ways to try to steal your identity and your money. Here are the latest scams to emerge in 2022, so far.

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