AG’s office warns of IRS scam

 By News Staff

The Attorney General is warning the public of a new scam in which individuals pretend to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Scammers are contacting taxpayers on the phone. They tell them they owe back taxes and if they don’t pay up, the IRS will take legal action.

The callers are demanding payment by credit or debit cards

Officials say the IRS never calls taxpayers demanding payment.

Kilmartin recommends that consumers receiving these calls, and others like it, do the following:

1. Hang up the phone. 

2. If the individual leaves you a call-back phone number, do not call it.  Look online or call directory assistance for an official phone number of the state or federal agency.

3. Never provide any bank account or other personal or financial information to a person or company that you don’t know.

4.  Do not wire money to a person or company you don’t know.

The IRS is requesting those that receive the call to report it to the Treasury Inspector General at (800) 366 4484 or