About-face on scam: IRS may actually be trying to call you

Des Moines, Iowa – For years, Iowans have heard how con artists posing as I-R-S agents may call our homes trying to steal our money, but we’ve always been reassured the I-R-S doesn’t make that type of call. Well, there’s a new wrinkle in that familiar story, according to Jim Hegarty of the Better Business Bureau.

Iowans won’t get such a call unless they owe back taxes, plus, you’ll get a letter first.

Unlike scammers, he says these people will be professional, courteous and won’t demand you make a payment immediately. Hegarty says there’s a relatively easy way to distinguish a call from a legitimate I-R-S person and one from a con artist.

Any payments that are due will be sent directly to the I-R-S, plus, taxpayers can request information be sent by mail for verification.

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