IRS warns of tax scams

taxes irsMedford, Ore. — The IRS is offering some advice, after more than 40,000 Oregonians were victims  of tax fraud between 2013 and 2015.

A half dozen people are facing charges in connection with the fraud. But officials with the IRS say identity theft isn’t the only avenue criminals are taking, convincing phone scams are happening every day.

“We’re not going to call you to initiate any IRS proceedings with you,” Special Agent Ryan Thompson says, “we’re not going to start an audit that way we’re not going to start a criminal investigation that way we’re not going to do collection efforts that way.”

“We’re going to send you a letter, or we’re going to visit you directly in your home or your place of business.”
Thompson says the best thing to do if you receive one of these calls is hang up. For more tips click HERE.

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