Telephone Scam

NPR reports that a new telephone scam has surfaced. Callers posing as the IRS are calling consumers and demanding they pay their taxes over the phone, usually with a credit or debit card.
Beware! The IRS does not call consumers for tax payments – they correspond through the mail in most cases. If any caller ever asks for a payment over the phone, tell them you will do it through a different method and ask them to send you documentation in the mail.