It’s the start of summer. But that hasn’t put a stop to IRS phone scams. The latest involves fraudsters impersonating agency employees and calling victims to inform them of bogus certified letters that were returned to IRS as undeliverable. The callers reference the Revenue Service’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System and tell victims to pay using a prepaid debit card or they’ll be reported to the police.
Report any suspicious calls to Treasury inspectors at 800-366-4484 and to the Federal Trade Commission by filing a consumer complaint at www.ftc.gov.