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February 2, 2023

FYI: IRS Doesn’t Accept Payments via iTunes Gift Cards

I guess TIGTA needed to put this out there:

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued an alert Friday warning that it has received information that callers impersonating IRS employees or the Treasury Department are demanding payments on iTunes Gift Cards.

TIGTA noted that the scam callers may also request payment of taxes on Green Dot Prepaid Cards, MoneyPak Prepaid Cards, Reloadit Prepaid Debit Cards, and other prepaid credit cards.  The alert stressed that these are fraudulent calls, and any call requesting that taxpayers place funds on an iTunes Gift Card or other prepaid cards to pay taxes and fees is an indicator of fraudulent activity.

Is it possible these crooks don't want to pay for their HBO NOW subscriptions? Personally, I'm willing to pay $15 out of pocket to watch Game of Thrones and Veep, but maybe not everyone feels that way.

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