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  • Writer's pictureHolly Roundtree CPA

2019 – 10/29

Don’t be frightened by ghoulish robocalls, the IRS warns. In yet another scam related to Social Security numbers (SSNs), con artists masquerade as IRS officials. These bogus agents try to scare people with eerie voicemail messages that threaten to suspend or cancel the SSNs of victims. “Make no mistake,” says the IRS, “it’s a scam” and the best response is to hang up. Telltale signs of this type of scam include a demand for immediate payment using a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, iTunes gift card or wire transfer. Or the caller may direct a taxpayer to make a payment to a payee other than the U.S. Treasury. Click here for more information:

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