The IRS scam continues to be the most called-about scam to Better Business Bureau. By now, many consumers have learned that threatening phone calls from people claiming to be the IRS are fake because “the IRS will not reach out to you by phone, but will generally mail you a bill if you owe any taxes.”
Unfortunately, a new take on the IRS scam related to the Affordable Care Act may arrive by email, as an attachment, or by postal mail. With this new version of the scam, consumers will need to know how to tell the letter sent from the IRS imposters is fake.
According to the IRS website:
- The CP2000 notices appear to be issued from an Austin, Texas, address;
- The letter says the issue is related to the Affordable Care Act and requests information regarding 2014 coverage;
- The payment voucher lists the letter number as 105C;
- Requests checks made out to I.R.S. and sent to the “Austin Processing Center” at a post office box.