IRS Phone Scam Update

A reader contacted The Nashville News, telling us about the IRS phone scam that the Sheriff’s Department has previously warned readers about.

This reader also provided the number that this particular call came from, (702) 359-0770, and stated that a Google search showed that the number was registered in Las Vegas, Nev., and that there were other complaints found regarding the number as well.

According a statement on scams from the IRS themselves, “the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.”

For more details on IRS scams, visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts.

If you receive a call that you are not sure about, do not disclose any information, and call the police or sheriff’s department instead.