What could go wrong here?
Posted by taxguru on September 26, 2016
It’s not bad enough that people have had to deal with scammers posing as IRS personnel via threatening phone calls and emails. Now IRS has enlisted the services of four private sector collection agencies to squeeze money out of delinquent tax(non)payers. They tried this approach a few years ago and quietly dropped it as unsuccessful. I have no idea why they expect better results this time.
How long do you think it will be before scammers will be impersonating these companies and trying to harass people into paying them for bogus tax debts? I’m guessing those scumbags will be on the prowl within days from now.
The IRS promise to protect taxpayers from abuses by these outside collectors fails to instill any confidence after the agency’s continuing inability to protect us against criminal abuses by their own employees, such as Lois Lerner and John Koskinen.
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