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IRS impersonator phone call resources

IRS impersonator phone call resources. (MGN Online)

The Internal Revenue Service says it will first contact a taxpayer via a letter in the mail.

The IRS suggests if you get a phone call or email from a person who represents themselves as being from the IRS, or from another government agency, you should hang up and contact the following to report the incident:

• Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484 or by email to complaints@tigta.treas.gov

• TIGTA also has an online complaint form that you can access by clicking here.

• Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at FTC.gov/complaint (click on “scams” on left menu)

• The FTC has more information at FTC.gov/imposters

• If you have given money to a caller, you are advised to report this to your local police department.


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