IRS alerts taxpayers to latest tax scam

Watch for these signs that the call is a scam:

Use of fake IRS badge numbers.

Caller knows the last four digits of your social security number.

Caller ID appears as if IRS is calling.

Bogus IRS e-mail is sent as follow-up.

Second call claims to be from police or DMV, again supported by fraudulent caller ID.

Don’t respond in any way to these scams; instead forward the scam e-mail to phishing@irs.gov, or file a complaint at FTC.gov.

David Bradsher, CPA