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My son got a phone call number wasthey said if he did not

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My son got a phone call number was(###) ###-####they said if he did not make a payment by the next day to IRS they would arrest him put him in jail for 21 days before he would go before a judge. Is this a real IRS person or a hoax?????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 1 year ago.

It's not a's a Scam.

The IRS does not make phone calls like that & doesn't put people in Jail by threatening them over the phone.

How did they want him to make the payment, by credit card or Money Order?

Here's what the IRS recommends you do:

If you don't owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do:

  1. Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Use TIGTA's “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page to report the incident.
  2. You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 1 year ago.

Here's the link to the Treasury Inspector General: