Now That Your Taxes Are Filed, Don’t Let Scammers Get You Riled
You’ve just received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS requesting immediate payment. Or maybe they want you to pay them a certain amount so you can claim a big refund. Either way: it sounds important and the voice on the phone is urgent. Before you send this person on the phone any money or give them your personal information here are a few important facts to keep in mind and avoid those tax and IRS scams.
The IRS will never:
- Demand money without first mailing you a bill
- Demand immediate payment by phone
- Ask for your account or credit card information
- Threaten to send the police to arrest you
This is a scam. If you receive one of these phone calls, don’t give the caller any information and report the call to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by a scammer you can always call GECU at 778.9221, toll-free at 1.800.772.4328. Working proactively with GECU is the best way to protect your accounts and your information.