Friday afternoon I got a call from an unknown number on my cell. Normally I don't answer these, but for whatever reason, this time I did.

The voice on the other line was a very official sounding message purporting to be from the IRS, saying that I was the subject of a lawsuit. Concerning right? Thank goodness for the Internet...when I did a search on the phone number, multiple reports about IRS scams (and many other types of scams) came up.

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Remember that the IRS will never ask for your personal information over the phone, and trust your instincts! If a call sounds fishy, sometimes a simple google search can save you from potentially being a victim of identity theft.

Read more about these IRS scam calls here: FTC.gov.