Beware Of Current IRS Telephone Scam

Date posted - April 12, 2016

1040 income tax formSheldon, Iowa — With the April tax filing deadline approaching, the scammers are at it again.

Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema says he has received calls from local tax preparers who were contacted by multiple clients saying they had received telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.  Bolkema says the caller told these people that there had been a lawsuit filed against them.  The caller then proceeded to try and get bank account information, and other information, such as Social Security numbers from the potential victims.

Bolkema says, if you get one of these calls, hang up.  The Internal Revenue Service contacts taxpayers by mail, first, concerning tax-related issues, and never asks for your banking information over the phone.

Don’t forget that the deadline for filing your Federal Income Tax forms this year is April 18th.  The deadline for filing your Iowa Income Tax Returns in April 30th.

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