Friday, February 19, 2016
Police agencies in the state have been warning about and IRS phone scam.
They report that many citizens across the Pacific Northwest have been getting calls from IRS imposters. These scammers threaten arrest or additional fines if you don’t immediately send money or give them personal information.
This is ALWAYS a scam. Police advise to hang up the phone and never return a call.
The real IRS will only notify you of a tax issue by mail. They will NEVER call you asking for money or any personal information.
Report IRS impersonation scams to the Treasury Inspector General.