fake IRS calls

What’s causing the spike in fake IRS calls?

Remember when the IRS warned you to hang-up immediately if ever you received calls from agents who claim they’re from the IRS and inform you that there’s a warrant out for your arrest due to unpaid taxes? Well, don’t hang-up that phone so quickly.

The IRS has now hired collection agencies to call you, demanding you pay the money you owe in taxes, reports NBC 2.

“In a money-saving move, Congress now requires the IRS to use collection agencies to round up debt rather than leave it to the IRS. But you won’t receive a single phone call without getting several letters first,” they explain.

But how are you really suppose to differentiate a legitimate call versus a call from a spammer posing as someone from the IRS or collections? Click on the video below to learn why NBC 2 credits Hiya to be your first line of defense against scammers disguising themselves as the IRS:

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