The Beatles had a song about the "Taxman." "Be thankful I don't take it all," the lyrics go. "Cos I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman." Flash forward 50 years to all those IRS impersonation calls. We better add another verse: "Oh, yeah, I'm the scam man."
The federal government warned consumers in late April that scammers are singing a new tune when they're pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Treasury. Now, some are demanding that you pay your back taxes via an iTunes Gift Card.
Yes, an iTunes card. Don't pay callers claiming to be from IRS. I've been warning about the crooks who pretend to be from the IRS for a few years now.