11/7/2022 - IRS Warns Taxpayers To Be Diligent As Identity Thieves Add New Twist To Phone Scam

For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been encouraging taxpayers to file their returns electronically. That’s why it came as a shock to John* (not his real name) when he received a phone call (allegedly) from the IRS advising him that he needed to file his federal income tax return by mail. The reason? He was (allegedly) the victim of identity theft and as a result, he was not eligible to file electronically: the return and the payment were to be filed by regular mail.

That was the first of a series of communications (allegedly) from the IRS.

Read the full article at Forbes.