SCAM WARNING: IRS says DO NOT answer if this number is calling you

Do not call! Do not answer! (202) 609-7070

Q13 FOX News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you get a call from the number (202) 609-7070, the Internal Revenue Service is warning you not to answer the phone.

IRS officials said those who call from this number are impersonating the IRS agents and demand payment for fake tax liens.

Authorities said the phony agent, who usually has a heavy accent, will call or leave a voice mail saying you owe money to the IRS and if it isn’t paid immediately you will be arrested.

The IRS says they have received 90,000 complaints to date about the scam and about 1,000 people have lost an estimated $5 million from the fraud.

“Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail,” said IRS commissioner John Koskinen. “A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening calls…

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