The most common trick, which happens all year round, not just during the filing season, is an imposter scam in which the crook phones or texts victims pretending to be an IRS agent, often giving a fake IRS “badge number,” and demanding immediate payment of an unpaid bill.
Most recently, they’ve been emailing bogus IRS CP2000 Notices, saying the recipient has been audited and now faces a Final Demand for payment.
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