IRS Scam

Central Florida telephone numbers are receiving calls from an individual claiming to be from the IRS.

IRS will not call individuals demanding “immediate payment” or threaten to bring in the police or other agencies to come out and arrest that individual today.    

The IRS advises that victims should:

·         Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to report the call by clicking on the hyperlink “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page or call 800-366-4484.

·         Report it to the Federal Trade Commission at “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov.   Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.

 

For additional information about the Telephone Scam go to the IRS web page at:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Urges-Public-to-Stay-Alert-for-Scam-Phone-Calls