These IRS scam calls are out of control.
And it's not just our elderly parents and grandparents that we have to worry about, now they are targeting college students and their parents.
The callers use threats of jail or worse if you don't pay right now.
There is no such thing as a Federal Student Tax.
It's just latest scheme to scare you into paying these clowns money that you don't owe.
And dozens of you are letting me know it's only getting worse.
We're getting calls and email from viewers from Goodyear to Mesa who are being harassed by these scam artists--every day, multiple times a day.
That's why it's more important than ever to share how to spot these scams with family, friends, neighbors, and now our kids.
To be clear the IRS will never:
-CALL YOU DEMANDING PAYMENT FOR A DEBT
-ASK YOU TO WIRE MONEY OR PAY BY USING AN ITUNES OR GIFT CARDS
-THREATEN TO TAKE YOU JAIL IF YOU DON'T PAY
Initial communication from in the IRS is almost always in the form of a letter. Even then you should call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 to verify that they are actually trying to contact you. They are open from 7 am to 7 pm local time.
So when you get this call---and believe me you will---just hang up!
And spread the word to make sure your kids, parents and grandparents aren't the next victims.
Need my help?
Call the Assistance League of Phoenix volunteers at 1-855-323-1515. You can also send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or attach a video explaining the problem.