The IRS is warning students not to fall for a new vishing scam. Bogus IRS impersonators have been calling students and telling them they owe a nonexistent “Federal Student Tax.”
The scammers reportedly demand that the student wires them money right away, and threaten to contact the police if the student hesitates.
As an organization, the IRS will never call and ask for money over the phone. They will also never specify the type of payment or threaten to involve the police.
If you receive a fake call from the scammers, hang up immediately. Never give out any personal information to callers over the phone, especially when they pressure you for money and information.