Beware of IRS Impersonation: Safeguarding Yourself Against Tax Scams

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Dr. Friday Tax Tips
Beware of IRS Impersonation: Safeguarding Yourself Against Tax Scams

In this episode of ‘Dr. Friday Tax Tips – One Minute Moment,’ Dr. Friday, the head of Dr. Friday’s Tax and Financial Firm, issues a crucial warning about prevalent tax scams involving IRS impersonation. She elucidates how scammers may call, pretending to be the IRS, and attempt to extract personal information or intimidate you into believing you’re under audit. Dr. Friday emphasizes that the IRS typically communicates through mail, not phone calls, and advises listeners to hang up and verify any suspicious claims to protect themselves from fraud. Tune in for practical advice on staying vigilant and secure during tax season.


G’day, I’m Dr. Friday, president of Dr. Friday’s Tax and Financial Firm. To get more info go to This is a one-minute moment.

And the IRS is saying, “Watch out for tax scams.” Come on, right now, if the IRS were to call you right this second, they said, “This is the Internal Revenue Service on the phone and we need some answers,” and they say, “Okay, to prove that you are, here’s your Social Security number, this is what, this is this,” and you start answering their questions because you think you’re really talking to the IRS or they say that, “We’ve reviewed your taxes and we’re going to be auditing you.” Now, this is over the phone, right? Be careful. IRS doesn’t usually call if you’re just starting to get information. You’re going to get a love letter, you’re going to have information, you can then call. And no one stops you from hanging up on the IRS to make sure you’re not being scammed.

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