LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says a scam involving taxpayers has focused on Kentucky recently.
The IRS says callers claiming to be from the IRS who threaten police arrest, deportation, foreclosure or license revocation should be disconnected and reported.
The agency said the scam callers claim to be IRS officials and demand payment of a bogus tax bill, convincing the victim to send cash. They may also leave callback requests or using “phishing” emails to obtain information.
The calls may appear to come from the IRS or another agency because scammers can alter caller ID.
To report a suspicious call, contact the U.S. Treasury inspector general at (800) 366-4484 or visit https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml . Or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/GettingStarted?NextQID=216&Selected=t%20-%20crnt#crnt . Use “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.