Is That Really the IRS on the Phone?

Posted on 01/06/20

IRS Scam Warning Sign On Landline Phone

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM GOVERNMENT IMPOSTER SCAMS
Talk on the phone with experts in fraud protection, from the comfort of your home or office.

AARP Maryland Tele-Town Hall with the U.S. Attorneys Office
February 6, 2020
10 to 11 a.m.
Register for this free event.

Each day thousands of Marylanders receive fraudulent robocalls from identity thieves pretending to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA) and other goverment agencies, in an attempt to steal personal information or coerce the victim to make cash or giftcard payments to avoid arrest over an "irregularity with their account."

Fake phone fraud

These government imposter scams are on the rise. In fact they are the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.

From the comfort of your home, you can join AARP Maryland and experts from the U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Treasury, and Social Security Administration for tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Don't forget to register for this free event.

You'll hear from:

  • Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland State Director
  • Robert K. Hur, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland
  • Rodney A. Davis, Special Agent in Charge for the Mid-Atlantic Field Division of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration) and
  • Michael McGill, Special Agent in Charge for the Philadelphia Field Division of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
https://www.aarp.org/fraud
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/irs_scam_updates.shtml

This story is provided by AARP Maryland. Visit the AARP Maryland page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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