We protect Texas consumers by accepting complaints, filing civil cases in the public interest and educating Texans on how to spot and avoid possible scams.
If in doubt, call that agency yourself using a reputable phone number.More About Tax Scams
Now that tax season is over, scammers may call pretending to be the IRS, claiming you owe money and must pay by gift card or money transfer or be sent directly to jail.
The IRS will not ask you to pay in this manner. If you think you may owe them money you can contact the IRS on your own.
The same caution applies if another government agency calls you, even if they say something positive like you have won a government grant.
Scammers often use the same techniques again and again. Learn the signs of a potential scam so you can avoid becoming a victim.
Spam or unsolicited communications comes in many forms — email, phone, mail, etc. But there are ways you can reduce spam communications.
Texas seniors are a prime target for abuse, neglect, and financial scams. If you want to learn more, or a loved one has fallen victim, there's information available.