Client Service Associate
Warren Street Wealth Advisors
A couple weeks ago, I came in to work on a Monday morning and everything was going as usual until my phone rang, and I answered to a recording from the Internal Revenue Service telling me if I didn’t call back immediately, I could be under arrest for some money I owed.
Luckily for me, I knew this wasn’t the case and was already aware that there were some scam-calls going around from the “IRS”. During these calls, you’ll be asked to call a number back immediately and to provide personal information. The fraud operators will likely steal your information and ask that you pay money that you “owe”.
We take the protection of our clients’ information and money very seriously at Warren Street Wealth Advisors and wanted to share some tips on what to look out for if you get one of these calls.
The IRS will NEVER:
- Call to demand for immediate payment
- Ask for your credit or debit card number over the phone
- Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying
What should you do if you get one of these calls?
- Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately
If you know you owe or think you may owe taxes:
- Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you
For more information on phone scams from the IRS and how you can report incidents, please visit:
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