The Internal Revenue Service sent another warning last week for taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new version of a Social Security Number (SSN) scam.
The latest variation: Scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel the victim’s SSN. “It’s yet another attempt by con artists to frighten people into returning ‘robocall’ voicemails,” the IRS said.
Scammers may mention overdue taxes in addition to threatening to cancel the person’s SSN. “If taxpayers receive a call threatening to suspend their SSN for an unpaid tax bill, they should just hang up,” the IRS instructed.