The IRS will never contact you through phone, email, text or social media to get your personal or financial information. How to Recognize Fake Calls and Emails


They also won’t call you about taxes you owe without mailing you a bill first and they won’t require you to pay a certain way, such as a prepaid debit card.

What can you do if you think you are a victim of identity theft?

  • Contact the IRS as soon as possible. Document everything, and keep in contact with the IRS until the issue is resolved. How to Identify ID Theft

  • You can file an identity theft complaint with the Federal Trade Commission – 1-800-908-4490

  • You may also want to file a report with the local police, as well as contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.