By Byron Moore, posted July 20, 2015
Question: I got a voicemail message from the IRS telling me that they are suing me and telling me to call a phone number. I don’t know what to do. I’m afraid it is a scam artist. But if it really is the IRS, I don’t want to get into trouble. Can you tell me what I should do?
Answer: Your instincts are correct. This is a scam.
First, I do not believe the IRS calls, tweets, texts or uses Facebook, Instagram, social media, instant messaging or smoke signals to communicate with a tax payer who owes money to the US Treasury. They send letters (remember those?) via the US postal service. And if the matter is weighty enough, the letter will come certified.