Every Halloween, children knock on doors pretending they are everything from superheroes to movie stars. Scammers, on the other hand, don’t leave their impersonations to one day. They can happen any time of the year.
People can avoid taking the bait and falling victim to a scam by knowing how and when the IRS does contact a taxpayer in person. This can help someone determine whether an individual is truly an IRS employee.
Here are eight things to know about in-person contacts from the IRS.
Taxpayers who believe they were visited by someone impersonating the IRS can visit IRS.gov for information about how to report it.