This call came to our Link to Aging and Disability Resources telephone number this afternoon. While we do answer most of the calls because they can be legitimate calls for assistance or information, this call came while our phone was silenced during a Link event.
Invariably, we recommend that you do not answer phone calls from numbers you do not recognize – let the calls go to your voicemail. When we retrieved the voice message, this is what we heard.
THIS IS A SCAM CALL – Click here to listen to the message that purports to be a call from the IRS.
“Scam Alert: IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds; Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency
“Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.
“The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam.”
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s office released this warning, too.
Remember, scammers want to prey on you! Don’t let that happen.
DO NOT ANSWER CALLS FROM NUMBERS YOU DO NOT KNOW.