Souther California residents have recently become the target of a new scam involving IRS impersonators. In many cases people are reporting receiving a phone call from individuals identifying themselves as IRS agents.
During the scam, the fake agent informs the caller they are overdue with back taxes and demand an immediate payment.
Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agency’s work on identity theft and refund fraud continues to grow, touching nearly every part of the organization. For the 2014 filing season, the IRS has expanded these efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.
The IRS assigned more than 3,000 IRS employees to work on identity theft-related issues. IRS employees are working to prevent refund fraud, investigate identity theft-related crimes and help taxpayers who have been victimized by identity thieves. In addition, the IRS provides training to more than 35,000 employees who work with taxpayers to recognize identity theft indicators and help people victimized by identity theft.
For additional information, please refer to the below link to the Internal Revenue Service website: