Nevada Attorney General Warning of IRS Phone Scam

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is warning consumers to be vigilant in protecting themselves from phony IRS scams as the 2019 tax season begins. The A-G says this week he got a phony call himself and adds, “Awareness is the best form of prevention.” Scammers impersonating the IRS have already begun contacting individuals and business owners via telephone, e-mail and even regular mail. Just remember the real IRS will not initiate contact about a tax obligation by phone, email or social media platforms. If a consumer suspects the caller is an impostor, the best option is to hang up.