Keller Alerts Residents About Ongoing IRS Scam
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) is encouraging local residents to be on the alert for an ongoing and resurgent nationwide telephone scam.

Con artists are using aggressive tactics to convince consumers to provide payment over the telephone for money allegedly owed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If residents receive one of these calls, the best course of action is to hang up and call the IRS directly at (800) 829-1040.

According to the IRS, the agency will:

• Never call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed a bill.

• Never demand that residents pay taxes without giving them the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say is owed.

• Never require someone to use a specific payment method for taxes owed, such as a prepaid debit card.

• Never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

• Never threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have residents arrested for not paying.

Additionally, the IRS has stated that it does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss personal tax issues. For more information about reporting tax scams, visit

85th Legislative District Office
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Benjamin Ranck
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