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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters

The IRS has warned people to beware of a new scam linked to EFTPS, in which the fraudsters call and demand immediate payment in the form of a prepaid debit card.  This scam is very similar to many used in the past, but comes with the new variation of telling their victims about two “certified letters” from the IRS that were sent to their address, but returned as undeliverable.  The scammers go on to threaten arrest if no payment is made, and even warn their victims not to contact their tax preparer, an attorney, or their local IRS office until after payment it made.

Taxpayers are reminded to never give out any information over the phone and to call your tax preparer with any questions you may have.

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