New phone scam targeting tax payers

, Posted: Tue, August 19 2014 at 2:29 PM, Updated: Tue, August 19 2014 at 2:42 PM

New phone scam targeting tax payers

Salem, Ore. -- Some Oregon taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as revenue representatives or IRS agents.

The caller says the victim has a tax debt and demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The caller may even threaten legal action if certain personal information is not given.

The Department of Revenue says if a taxpayer owes money they will receive a notice in the mail before a phone call is made. Also, agents will never demand or threaten you for social security or credit card numbers.    

If you are uncertain at all with who you are talking to hang up and call the Department of Revenue yourself.

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