IRS Phone Scam

Just because your called ID says “IRS” or “Internal Revenue Service” doesn’t mean it’s them calling. In fact, it probably isn’t. The IRS doesn’t normally call your cell phone to let you know that you’ve been audited and owe them money and need to pay “Right now!” or you’re going to be arrested.

But that’s exactly the call that’s being made to cell and home phones by a new scam that has recently hit Western Washington. The scammers have been so successful that authorities estimate that they’ve brought in over a million dollars so far.

Watch the King 5 News video about this scam by clicking on the image below.