One common scam in the U.S. occurs as criminals reach out by phone or email pretending to be from the IRS or Department of the Treasury demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes and threatening lawsuits or jail. These calls can look and sound convincing, but their goal is to steal your money and identity.

The IRS does NOT make initial contact with taxpayers by phone or email.

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