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Experience:  Attorney in law with focus on consumer protection
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I received a call stating that there was an audit of my

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I received a call stating that there was an audit of my taxes from 2008 - 2013 I was told topay 1,000 dollars or someone will come by and take me to jail is this legit pls help thank you
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Ely replied 6 months ago.

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Likely not. First of all, no audit begins with a telephone call. An audit begins with a certified letter most of the time, advising you that there is an audit and providing you with a list of your rights. This is true both on federal and state level. Second, the audit itself takes months. Threatening jail unless one pays immediately is simply NOT how this works. It sounds like you are being scammed - see HERE.

If you give me the telephone number of the person that called, I can confirm whether this is indeed a scam or not, although it sounds like it is already.

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