Does the IRS call you and accuse you of fraud and ask you for money?

I received a call from a woman who gave me her name and an ID number informing us that the IRS is charging us with fraud and that we owe them $8,140. We are retired on Social Security and have not owed any taxes for more than fifteen years. Is this a scam?

Retirement, Social Security, Taxes
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June 2018

This is most definitely a scam, stay far away! The IRS does NOT call you. Here are 5 ways to spot an IRS scam, according to the IRS:

 

  1. "Call you to demand immediate payment. We will not call about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.
     
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the chance to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
     
  3. Require you to use a certain payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
     
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
     
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying." 

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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