An Important Recent Phone Scam To Be Aware Of

An Important Recent Phone Scam To Be Aware Of

Posted by on June 30, 2017

If you or your business happens to receive a call from the IRS asking for money, it’s recommended that you immediately end the call. Recently, con artists have been attempting to trick people and businesses by posing as the IRS and claiming to be owed money.

It’s important to recognise this scam straight away if you are targeted by it. This can be done by not acknowledging someone asking for money over the phone. If this happens to you or someone in your business, end the call. It’s also important to be extra cautious if you receive a call from a credit card company, or any other company that requires personal identification information for any reason.

To help combat this issue the IRS have set up a black list to record various common scams. This goes beyond fraudulent phone calls, recording scams such as ID theft, fake charities soliciting donations and more.

 

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