The IRS is Not Calling You…

It’s that time of year again.  The scammers are out and their game is to call you up pretending to be the IRS and demand money.

The scary part of this scam is that the call seems legit as you are presented with an automated menu, which eventually leads to a call center.  From that point, you will then be asked to supply your private information such as your social security number so they can verify your “case file”.  All of this is fake and designed to get you to share private data.

A good rule of thumb is, never give out sensitive data like your social security number, bank account information, credit card information, and the like over the phone, if you aren’t 100% certain that the caller or company on the other line is legit.

Check out this interesting article from CNBC that details one person’s account with these scammers.