IRS Warns of New Tax Scams

Original release date: June 07, 2019 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a reminder urging consumers to look out for two new variations of tax-related phone and email scams. The phone scam involves pre-recorded messages threatening to suspend or cancel a victim’s Social Security number, and the email phishing scam involves a fake agency—the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement”—claiming that the victim owes past due taxes.The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages taxpayers to review the IRS Alert and...