Scammers have commonly pretended to be IRS agents in order to defraud trusting victims of their money. Here are some suggestions on how to guard yourself against these con artists. Understand the many ways that the IRS can reach out to taxpayers first. Do not respond or disclose any personal information if you get a call or email purporting to be from the IRS. Second, keep in mind that the IRS will never demand immediate payment or issue an arrest warrant for you. Finally, if you have any doubts about a contact's legitimacy, you may always contact the IRS directly to get clarification or get help from a qualified individual.
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