**WARNING TO BATON ROUGE RESIDENTS**
There is a confirmed IRS phone scam circulating in the Baton Rouge service area. Scammers place phone calls claiming that the victims owe the IRS money and must pay immediately or suffer serious consequences -- including arrest and imprisonment!
We have a current client who called us to report that he received such a call. The scammer demanded that he pay $5,500 by sending vouchers to a Washington, D.C. location. The scammer had a foreign accent, and when the victim questioned him the scammer threatened him with arrest and six months in jail! Our client hung up on the scammer. He then called the scammer back at the number given (301-357-8830), and the scammer was suddenly no longer available!!
SHORT LESSON -- The IRS always starts collections with U.S. mail; and won't ask for credit card information over the phone!!