I just got called by a scammer in the 315 area code, showing up as Adams, NY, (outside of Watertown) telling me in an urgent sounding recording that I or my attorney needed to call a number he gave to deal with IRS prosecution against me.
Of course, it's all baloney, but some people might be sucked in. The IRS NEVER calls any taxpayer for any reason, unless they're returning a call that a taxpayer made, which would be a small miracle if it actually happened.
Please inform your readers that with tax time preparation underway, these scammers will be out there to take advantage of anyone they can.
Publishers Notes: The IRS will NEVER contact you over the phone, PERIOD.