The IRS is warning students nationwide of fraudulent “Federal Student Tax” phone calls. Please be advised that this is a non-existent tax and that these calls are not from the IRS.
Scam artists posing as IRS representatives are calling students in an attempt to solicit money transfers, private W-2 information, or to “verify” tax return information over the phone. As stated in the release linked below, the IRS will never demand immediate payment over the phone, threaten arrest for non-payment, or ask for credit card numbers over the phone.
If you receive what you believe to be a fraudulent call, do not give out any information and hang up immediately. Take time to report the call to the appropriate authorities provided by the IRS at the link below.
Additional details about the scam, how to protect yourself, and more are available at: