Scammers often use scare tactics, caller ID spoofing, and phishing email and regular mail to make the scam look official. The real IRS will never demand immediate payment over the phone, demand that you pay taxes without allowing you to question or appeal
the amount, or ask for payment information over the phone.
To sign up for alerts to scams that use the IRS as a lure and to learn more about tricks used by IRS posers, visit IRS.gov
- More information can be found at "Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts" on IRS.gov