Scammers Pose as IRS Representatives as Tax Season Approaches

Tis’ the season for scammers posing as the IRS. Law enforcement is warning the public of a new scam under the IRS umbrella that is using text messages to demand that the recipient pay owed money. Some texts have also claimed that a criminal lawsuit is being opened against the recipient and provides a phone number to call for more information. The IRS will not send text messages, make phone calls, or send emails demanding payment. Law enforcement is recommending that anyone concerned by a text or message received to contact the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040. 

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.