ALERT - IRS Scam
We've received word that one of our participants received a telephone call purported to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) threatening a lawsuit if taxes due were not paid, requesting a call to a particular phone number. Given the tax issues caused by our vendor's duplicate filing for the 2014 tax year, there was concern about this aggressive action.
PHONE CALLS OF THIS NATURE ARE A SCAM, unrelated to our tax filings.
THE IRS DOES NOT INITIATE CONTACT WITH TAXPAYERS BY EMAIL TO REQUEST PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION. THE IRS DOES NOT CALL TAXPAYERS WITH THREATS OF LAWSUITS OR ARRESTS.
If you receive such a call, write down the telephone number and report it to the local police or IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org for further investigation. You can find more information about how to report IRS phishing and online scams at https://www.irs.gov/uac/report-phishing.