Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) Enforcement
CFEG reports that in its efforts to combat Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report on August 12, 2016 advising the public that the IRS does not send unsolicited email, text messages or use social media to discuss your personal tax issues. Taxpayers should be on guard that if they receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be an IRS employee and demanding money, they should consult the IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts webpage: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts. If taxpayers don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that they do, DOJ recommends that they report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov. CFEG has provided a link to the full text of the DOJ report for the public’s review.