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I just recieved PHONE CALL rhat the IRS was filing lawsuits

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I just recieved PHONE CALL rhat the IRS was filing lawsuits against mw. I was unable to get the whole phone #. what do I do?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

You need not worry about this. This is a total scam...don't pay them a dime. The IRS is fully aware of this (http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam) and has the following instructions for you:

"If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.***-***-****.

You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes."

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