July 21, 2018

IRS scams

IRS Scammers Coming Right at YOU, Tax Professionals

We've talked before about how unlikely it would be for an accountant to fall for the ol' "This is the IRS and you're about to be arrested unless you pay your overdue taxes" phone trick, but it seems that some enterprising up-and-comer at IRS Scams, Inc. realized that a few tax professionals would download a […]

IRS Scammers Making Sure We Get the Point

As if the phone calls weren't enough, these clowns seem to be entering the "operation blitzspam" stage of their plan: The IRS said it has seen an increase in reported phishing and malware schemes, including 1,026 incidents reported in January, up from 254 from a year earlier. The trend continued in February, nearly doubling the […]

Somehow People Are Still Falling for Stupid IRS Scams

You're sitting there minding your business when you see a Washington, DC number ringing your cell. No, it's not me calling (you wish). When you pick up, a scary man who sounds more like a disgruntled Indian call center worker than an IRS agent begins threatening you with jail if you don't pay what you […]