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GSO warns of fraudulent IRS robocalls

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office said last week it had received more than 30 calls from residents reporting they received fraudulent IRS robocalls advising they are currently subject to a lawsuit initiated by the IRS for the collection of tax debts.

The IRS has said it will never call to demand immediate payment, nor call about taxes owed without first having mailed a bill. They will also not require you to use a specific payment method or ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. 

The IRS said it will also not threaten to bring in law enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS said if you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, you should not provide any information and hang up immediately. 

Contact the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration office to report the call at 800-366-4484 or use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting webpage. Calls can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commissio...

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