We have been notified of a NEW TELEPHONE SCAM ALERT: The latest telephone scam will show on your Caller ID as the number 800-829-1040, which leads taxpayers to believe the call is from the IRS. The caller may or may not leave a message if you don’t answer. They may identify themselves as an “IRS Agent” and give you their “badge number”. This is still a fraudulent call. No one from the IRS will ever call you. They only communicate by mail.
If you do answer, do NOT give this caller your social security number, banking account number or any other information! They will claim you owe a substantial amount of money to the IRS and threaten you with jail time when you do not give them your information. Just hang up.