Notice From the IRS “the largest scam of it’s kind that we have ever seen.”
I wanted to share an email I received this morning from my Payroll company.
From Payroll Providers:
We received notice this morning from the IRS regarding what they call “the largest scam of it’s kind that we have ever seen.”
Criminals are masquerading as Internal Revenue Service agents and they have already stolen over $1 million from thousands of taxpayers.
These thieves have a caller ID that appears to be from the IRS, and they often know the last four digits of the target’s Social Security number. They use common names, fake badge numbers and follow up with official-looking emails.
They tell victims they could be arrested, deported or lose their business or driver’s license if they refuse to make a payment immediately. They are asking for credit or debit card numbers over the phone or that monies we sent my wire transfer immediately.
Taxpayers who do owe money to the IRS are contacted first by mail, and a bona fide IRS agent will never insist on payment by debit or credit card over the phone and they will never ask for a bank wire transfer.
I wanted to pass this on to inform and empower you as a business owner or consumer.