The IRS (Usually) Doesn’t Call Ahead
When the IRS calls (heck… when the IRS does anything) people tend to listen. Bad guys know this, and they are finding bolder and more creative ways to use fear to get people to surrender personal information.
Pro-Tip Of The Day (directly from the IRS website, listed below): REMEMBER: The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
If you get a call / email / text message, social media message from “The IRS”, take a deep breath, don’t share any personal information, and eject. Call the IRS directly if you feel like you may owe taxes. And, if the caller is really aggressive and spooky (most are) – you can report the call directly using the information on this link: