Just because tax season is over doesn't mean scammers are on vacation! Read more to learn the tell-tale signs of tax, financial and other scams
The IRS said it had received nearly 1 million complaints about the calls and said more than 5,000 people were victimized, paying more than $26 million in the scams.
Private collection agencies will work on accounts where taxpayers owe money, but the IRS is no longer actively working their accounts.
The IRS reports an increase in telephone “robo-calls” where scammers leave urgent messages telling taxpayers to call back to settle their “tax bill.”
Even though the tax deadline has come and gone, scammers continue to use varied strategies to trick people, in this case students.
“Scam artists specialize in being deceptive and fooling people. The IRS urges taxpayers to be extra cautious and think twice before answering suspicious phone calls, emails or letters.”