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The caller claims to be from the IRS and tells you the IRS is filing a suit against you for back taxes.
The caller may threaten to arrest or deport you.
“We are reaching to inform that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you.”
Never give out your personal information to someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
If in doubt, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040.
Don’t send money to someone claiming to be from the IRS. That’s a scam. The IRS will not request personal information over the phone, require an immediate payment using a specific method of payment such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer, or threaten you with local police, immigration officers or other law enforcement. They will first mail a bill to a taxpayer that owes taxes and allow for opportunities to question or appeal the amount.
If you’ve received this kind of robocall or have fallen for an IRS scam, file a complaint with our office; the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; the Federal Trade Commission; or call toll-free, 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).
Take These Steps to Protect Yourself from Robocalls
Michigan's Robocall Crackdown Team
As the Department continues to crack down on robocalls, consumers should take these steps to protect themselves:
- Hang up and call the company directly using a number listed on the company's website.
- Never give personal information to someone you do not know.
- Ignore calls for immediate action; scammers try to use a sense of urgency to get you to act before you can think about what is happening.
- Beware of requests to pay via wire transfer, prepaid debit card, gift card, or any type of payment app.