I just got an IRS scam phone call from India. Who do I report it to?

A lot of my clients are getting these scam phone calls.  Even my 19 year-old son has gotten two on his phone this month.  irs-scam

I get asked two things:

  1.  is it real? (the answer is NO!), and
  2.  can I report them?

Yes, you can report them.  Simply put, send an email to the IRS with the phone number of the scam collector.  You can send it here:  phishing@irs.gov.

Even better, the IRS has set up a special form for I.R.S.  Impersonation Scam Reporting.  Fill it out, and hopefully they’ll be able to shut the number down.

What’s sad is that the calls continue.   Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls.  If you get one and are worried about it, give me call.  Hopefully we can go over it together and put your mind at ease.