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Sunday, October 11, 2015

How to deal with a supposed call from the IRS

I just saw a report on where people get threatening calls from the IRS, panic, and do what they tell them to do.

Here’s my advice if you get an unsolicited call from the IRS. 


Ignore the IRS phone call. It’s not the real IRS. The real IRS mails people first. You have to call them.

From my painful experience with the Real IRS of Washington D.C., the real iRS in Washington, D.C. will send you a letter in an official Treasury Department envelope. You call them, not the other way around. 

Listen, I’ve gotten calls from a scammer who said he was from the IRS and threatened me with the worst consequences if I didn’t call back. I ignored them. I knew that then real IRS mails people.

If you’re really afraid, look up the IRS at and find a phone number. They will help you.  

But don’t send money to a PayPal account supposedly run by the IRS. That’s a scam. 

Tom Briant

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