IRS Phone Scam Alert!!!!!!!!!!!

Tax Season is upon us! All US taxpayers are required to file their 2017 taxes by Tuesday, April 17, 2018!

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of resident’s receiving telephone calls from a individual(s) that are claiming to be with the IRS.

Sheriff Warren urges anyone receiving such a call to not provide any personal information or agree to make any type of payment to these individuals. DO NOT participate in a conversation with these individuals! The more experienced scammers will have your information before you realize it through general conversation.

Here are a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of an IRS Scam:

The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer.

Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes.

Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Demand payment without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

For more Information and Tips on IRS Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts:
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

If you receive one of these calls hang up immediately. If you feel or have been a victim of a scam contact local law enforcement immediately!

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