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More on IRS Scams via Email and Telephone


Note:  IRS does not email taxpayers!!!

Colleen E. Harrison, Enrolled Agent, CAA
Former IRS Revenue Agent 

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.

Do not respond to emails - IRS Does Not make contact by email. 

 Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money.

Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or email.

If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:

• Don’t reply to the message.
• Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
• Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
• Forward the email to Then delete it.
If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:
• Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
• If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
• If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
• You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

Be alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS will not initiate contact with you through social media or text to ask for your personal or financial information.
More information on how to report phishing or phone scams is available on

Additional IRS Resources:
• Identity Protection Tips
• Identity Protection Home Page
IRS YouTube Videos:
• Phishing-Malware - English | Spanish | ASL
• IRS Efforts on Identity Theft - English | Spanish | ASL
• IRS ID Theft FAQ – First Steps for Victims - English | Spanish | ASL
• IRS ID Theft FAQ – Going After the Bad Guys - English | Spanish | ASL

IRS Podcasts:
• IRS Efforts on Identity Theft - English | Spanish
• IRS ID Theft FAQ – First Steps for Victims - Spanish
• IRS ID Theft FAQ – Going After the Bad Guys - English | Spanish

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