June 25, 2024

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing awareness among taxpayers regarding a new fraudulent scheme. Take note of these scam signs. This information is made available to you courtesy of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.

Written by: abc10.com

Date of publication: May 1, 2024, 12:14 PM PDT

Last updated: May 1, 2024, 12:14 PM PDT

#### Frequently Asked Questions:
__1. What are the different types of IRS scams to be aware of?__
There are several types of tax-related scams, but the most common include phone scams, wherein the scammer poses as an IRS official demanding payment, and phishing scams that use fake emails or websites to steal personal information.

__2. How can I protect myself from IRS scams?__
To safeguard against these scams, never disclose your personal or financial information via email, ensure any mail claiming to be from the IRS is legitimate before responding, and remember the IRS will never call to demand immediate payment without first sending a bill in the mail.

__3. What should I do if I suspect a scam?__
If you detect a fraudulent scheme, report it immediately to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration online or call the IRS at 1-800-366-4484. Also, remember to alert local law enforcement.