Aug 29, 2016

The IRS Warns Against Telephone Scams

ScamThe Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season in an IRS Newswire issued on August 18th.

“People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person does not comply, the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the police to be arrested. As schools around the nation prepare to re-open, it is important for taxpayers to be particularly aware of this scheme going after students and parents.”    

One of our members, Keith Barfield, CPA, CITP, recently received one of these voicemails from an IRS impersonator. Please take a moment to listen so you can be prepared to spot a scammer.

 

For the full article, visit Back-To-School Scams. Or, please contact your BMSS professional if you have any questions regarding this or other potential tax concerns.