Local NBC and CBS TV Share Warning on IRS Phone Scam

Local NBC and CBS TV Share Warning on IRS Phone Scam

Here’s a brief 2-min TV video on IRS scams that are affecting seniors around the state. Tatiana Fassieux, Program Manager for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in No. California reminds people how to spot such scams and what to do when encountering them. She shares that she also received this scam call. “You will never get valid and true information from a cold call. It’s always a scam,” says Tatiana.

A few points to remember, include:

  • The Federal government will never call you.
  • Don’t give out personal information over the phone.
  • If you think a legitimate business is calling, look up the number yourself from their official website.
  • Jot down time and date of suspicious calls and report them to our Senior Medicare Patrol at 855-613-7080.

Here’s another article on an IRS scam to be aware of. Also, see our Medicare Fraud section for more information on fraud and tips to detect, protect and report!

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.