Tax and Money Tip this Week:
Bogus IRS Phone Calls Occurring
September 14, 2016 | No. 302
Do NOT answer the call, let it go to voicemail.
If you do answer- do not provide any information- hang up immediately.
After retrieving the number, either through voicemail or caller ID, report the “supposed” telephone number “you are to call”.
Report the number to: NC Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 919-716-6000.
You can also put yourself on the ‘Do Not Call List’ by calling 1-888-382-1222.
The NC Attorney General will report these bogus calls and numbers to IRS enforcement Division which is working to track these scammers down.
These calls are coming from national and international boiler rooms attempting to get personal information and SCAM YOU.
Since these bogus calls can take many forms and scammers are constantly changing their strategies, knowing the telltale signs is the best way to avoid becoming a victim.
Questions or Comments?
Mark Vitek, CPA/PFS, CFP®
…until next week.