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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration BULLETIN: IRS Impersonation Scam

Posted by: Zaher Fallahi
Posted On: Apr 23, 2016
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TIGTA has received information that callers impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees or the Treasury Department are demanding payments on iTunes Gift Cards.  As a reminder, scam callers may also request payment of taxes on Green Dot Prepaid Cards, MoneyPak Prepaid Cards, Reloadit Prepaid Debit Cards, and other prepaid credit cards.  ]

These are fraudulent calls.  Any call requesting that taxpayers place funds on an iTunes Gift Card or other prepaid cards to pay taxes and fees is an indicator of fraudulent activity!

REMEMBER: No legitimate United States Treasury or IRS official will demand that payments via Western Union, MoneyGram, bank wire transfers or bank deposits be made into another person’s account for any debt to the IRS or Treasury.  Hang up on these fraudulent callers and go to the TIGTA scam reporting page to report the call.

Zaher Fallahi, Tax attorney, CPA, advises taxpayers including Americans-living abroad, with their tax preparation, tax planning, IRS representation, undisclosed foreign bank accounts, FBAR, FATCA and foreign trusts. Contact information;  (310) 719-1040 (Los Angeles), (714) 546-4272 (Orange County), or e-mail to:  [email protected]