Police say IRS scammers upping their game with fake documents

New IRS Scam

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It's an old scam with a new twist says one local police department.

Jonesboro police are advising residents in a Facebook post to watch out for scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service. While the scam may not be new, the method is more sophisticated.

JPD states the scammers are actually sending potential victims a phony IRS CP 2000 form and "claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer."

They are also confusing residents by adding that the paperwork problem is due to the Affordable Care Act.

Police state residents might receive emails with fake forms attached, text messages, and live phone calls.

The real IRS will not contact you by email, text, or phone regarding the collection of overdue taxes, according to JPD. Do not respond to any of these messages.

If you do receive a form claiming to be from the IRS and doubt the legitimacy of it, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 and report it.

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