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The IRS usually first contacts people by mail — not by phone — about unpaid taxes.
The IRS won’t ask for payment using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.
The IRS also won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone.
If you owe federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, check with the IRS at (800) 829-1040.
If you don’t owe taxes, call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration at (800) 366-4484 or the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov.