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Beware of IRS-Related Scams
Does this sound familiar? You get a phone call that purports to be from the IRS saying that you owe money and if you don't pay it immediately, something bad will happen. The scammer then asks for personal and financial information.
The phone call scam appears to be particularly popular this year. But you also might get an official-looking email with a similar message or even one saying that you are due a refund and that you can get it immediately -- as long as you provide your banking information.
Don't fall for this kind of scam. The real IRS virtually always contacts you initially through the U.S. mail, and the IRS never asks for immediate payment or asks that you provide personal or financial information via email, text or social media.