I have a question about a potential IRS scam.?

Update:

Someone received a post card in the mail saying she didn't pay last year's taxes. Then she actually sent a copy of her cancelled check to the address on the card!

I have a hard time believing the IRS sends post cards. Does anyone have advice ? Thanks

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  • Dee
    Lv 4
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    She should close that bank account, and notify the IRS about the scam at phishing@irs.gov

  • 5 months ago

    Scam. Tell her to call the bank to see what she needs to do to protect her account.

  • 5 months ago

    close the account and go into witness protection

  • 5 months ago

    So ask it.

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  • 5 months ago

    It is DEFINITELY a scam. The IRS doesn't use post cards.

  • 5 months ago

    its a scam, have her close out her account.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    absolutely a scam. She should contact her bank and probably close the account.

  • 5 months ago

    Its a scam. Throw out the postcard and forget it. NOt a bad idea to close this account since she just sent a voided check with all her bank info to a thief.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The IRS does not send postcards. If you owe them money, they send you a letter. If you ignore enough letters, they send a certified one. Your friend should close their bank account and open a new one.

    • Patricia
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      thank you Eva that's exactly what i told her. (she got mad LOL). But honestly, in the scheme of things, it may not have a funny ending.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    She is not real bright.

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