A person claiming to be an IRS agent or representative will call and demand payment of back taxes, threatening arrest over nonpayment. Or, the caller will say the victim is owed a refund and request bank account information so the money can be directly deposited.
“The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information,” according to its website. A bill on IRS letterhead with legitimate contact information will be sent first informing you of back taxes owed.
For more information visit irs.gov.