Stay Safe Online During Tax Time
From the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the IRS
Think before paying.
The IRS will not ask you to pay via gift card, money transfer, or virtual currency. The IRS will not demand you make an immediate payment to a source other than the U.S. Treasury.
Advice from NCA and the IRS:
Unscrupulous callers claiming to be federal employees can be very convincing by using fake names or phony ID numbers. If you are unsure if the caller is legitimate, hang up, look up the direct number for the agency online, and call that source to verify