The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers Thursday of telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for nonexistent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”
If the person does not comply, the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the police to be arrested.
“Although variations of the IRS impersonation scam continue year-round, they tend to peak when scammers find prime opportunities to strike,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in a statement. “As students and parents enter the new school year, they should remain alert to bogus calls, including those demanding fake tax payments from students.”
The IRS encourages college and school communities to share this information so that students and their families know of the phone scams.