The Department of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General continue to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers worried about telephone calls in which the caller claims to be an official from the IRS and attempts to solicit tax payments. These calls are bogus and can be ignored, or reported to the federal Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, State officials said.
“Consumers can rest easy knowing that while these calls are an annoyance, there is no truth to them. It’s important to share this message with all members of your household who may answer the phone to one of these troubling or threatening calls,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “Government agencies – including the FBI and the IRS – do not call people on the phone or send emails to demand money or threaten arrest.”