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I received a call saying I owe theirs 5000 if did not pay

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I received a call saying I owe theirs 5000 if did not pay right now a warranty will be issued
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: Is this a scam to get my money
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: No not that I know of they wanted me to go get a prepaid card from cvs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

It's a scam. The IRS had been warning taxpayer for some time about the phone scams. The IRS will NEVER ask you to pay with a prepaid card.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

You can report it on the IRS website but the problem is that the scammer frequently change the phone numbers. By the time the IRS has a chance to take any actions, they are gone.

Next time they call, ask for their name and phone number, tell them you do not deal with the scammer and that you are going to report them right now. They usually stop calling.

Any questions?

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

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