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Gift Cards are not used to make tax payments


Gift Cards are not used to make tax payments

Gift cards are a popular and convenient gift for all occasions. They’re also a tool that scammers use to steal money from people.

Scammers often target taxpayers by asking them to pay a fake tax bill with gift cards. They may also use a compromised email account to send emails requesting gift card purchases for friends, family or co-workers. The IRS reminds taxpayers gift cards are for gifts, not for making tax payments.

Here’s how this scam usually happens:

Here’s how taxpayers can tell if it’s really the IRS calling. The IRS will never:

Any taxpayer who thinks they’ve been targeted by a scammer should:

More information:

IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting

Consumer Alerts

Report Phishing

Phone Scams