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 […]

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.

GECU makes every effort to keep your personal and financial information safe from online threats, you’ll find a lot more information in these tips for tax season and our Fraud Resource Center.