Tip Areas Hit By Scam Calls

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Even if the caller ID shows the call is from the Internal Revenue Service, don’t believe it! These con artists that are targeting innocent taxpayers have spoofed the IRS phone numbers which can actually be routed from anywhere in the US. The crooks will either call pretending to be the IRS and threaten taxpayers that they owe money or that they need to resubmit their taxes all together. Either way, they are trying to hustle innocent people out of money and/or information so they can steal their identity.

As reported by Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb in Top Ten Area Codes making Spam Calls: Are They Dialing You Up? Whitepages has just released The Top 10 Area Codes used by all spam callers (not just the tax-related spam callers, all spam callers)

Top 10 area codes receiving spam:

  1. 313 – Detroit
  2. 713 – Houston
  3. 954 – Fort Lauderdale
  4. 404 – Atlanta
  5. 484 – Eastern and Southeastern Pennsylvania
  6. 407 – Orlando
  7. 214 – Dallas
  8. 202 – Washington, D.C.
  9. 972 – Dallas
  10. 205 – Birmingham

If your clients receive a call from the scam artists, some caller ID systems can tell that the phone numbers are spoofed and give the actual phone number. If you think they may have any valuable information that can help aid in the capture of these criminals, please urge them to report it as soon as possible here to The Treasury or they can call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484.

UltimateTax cares as much about your clients as you do. Without them, none of us would be here. Let’s do everything we can to protect them!

UltimateTax Service, Inc. is a professional tax software provider. We provide this information as a service to our clients and friends. The information we post is for your viewing and knowledge pleasure. We take all information we post seriously and stand behind what we post. However, information we post is not meant to be used as your sole position in tax cases.

Author: Mike Steele

Serial entrepreneur since 1994. Tax preparation and tax software have been my passion over the years. Bringing value to my customers has always been a priority. If it’s not great, keep trying.

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