What Do I Do If I Receive a Suspicious IRS-Related Telephone Call?
As it states on the IRS website: IRS impersonation telephone calls – as well as other types of unwanted calls (e.g., telemarketing robocalls, fake grants, tech support, sweepstakes winnings, etc.) remain popular scams. Blocking these types of calls is one strategy taxpayers should consider. Easy to install call blocking software for smartphones is available. While the IRS does not endorse any solution or brand, a limited sample of the available options are:
Consumer's Union - https://consumersunion.org/end-robocalls/solutions/
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
If the individual is not an IRS employee and does not have a legitimate need to contact you and regardless of whether you were a victim of the scam or not, report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement agencies:
Please report IRS or Treasury-related fraudulent calls to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: IRS Phone Scam).
For any fraudulent call, after listening to the message, do not provide any information and hang up. When you report the fraudulent call, please include:
If possible, please include:
In addition, please consider filing a complaint with the:
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