Your phone starts to ring. You see an unknown number. You decide to answer. One the other line is someone claiming to be an agent of the Internal Revenue Service and they are calling you about alleged delinquent taxes. If you do not agree to resolve the delinquency they will come and arrest you.
This scenario is becoming all too common, especially during, and after, tax season. Please understand that this type of phone call is a scam.
Always remember - the IRS does not call people to collect delinquent taxes.
Unfortunately, many people fall for this phone call scam. It has become so prevalent that the IRS issued a public statement advising taxpayers
to be careful and cognizant about these aggressive phone scams.