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Private Tax Collector Scams

Don’t Get Scammed By People “Calling From The IRS”

Don’t get scammed by people who call and threaten to take your Social Security payments. They tell you they are from IRS, and are collecting your tax debts. These people are frauds, trying to steal your money.

IRS always writes first. They never “just call” and they never demand that you do anything “immediately.”

When IRS sends your tax debt to a private debt collector, you get TWO letters: one from IRS and one from the approved, private debt collector, which is sanctioned by IRS. These letters contain identifying information and a “taxpayer authentication number” so you can MAKE SURE they are legitimate. NEVER just send money to someone who “calls you from the IRS”. NEVER provide your Social Security number, bank account number or password.

If you are called, and you are not sure what to do, you can get genuine information from IRS at this link:

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/private-debt-collection

If you think you are being scammed, you can get genuine information from IRS at this link:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

DON’T GET SCAMMED. If you think you owe money to IRS and you are not sure what to do, call the lawyers at Jacobs & Dow. The call is free, and if we can help you, we will.