As many of you may be aware, there is a serious telephone scam going on where people are being called by alleged IRS agents threatening them with fraud charges and jail if they do not immediately give debit card information to pay tax that they owe.
I am particularly concerned about elderly taxpayers who may not be using the internet and who may actually get scared enough to pay these con artists. So far over 1100 people have paid them to the tune of about 5 million dollars.
I am asking that everyone on here talk to the elderly people in their lives, warn them about this scam, and tell them to either not return the phone messages or to hang up on these people. Make them understand that it is a real scam and if they get one of these calls, they have nothing to be afraid of and should not give them any information at all.