Phone Scam Notification

irsIt has been brought to Metropolitan Community College’s attention that some MCC employees have received phishing phone calls specifically targeting MCC. A caller may claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and allege that MCC did not withhold taxes correctly in previous years.

In one case, the caller reportedly identified as an IRS agent, gave a “case number” and then said the employee owed the IRS thousands of dollars. The caller asked for personal information including bank account numbers. The MCC employee became suspicious and did not share any personal information.

MCC wants to share this with you to prepare you and prevent any confusion.

According to the IRS website, the IRS will not:

  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
  • Demand tax payment and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For example, demand that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Threaten to bring in local police or other agencies to arrest you without paying.
  • Threaten you with a lawsuit.

Here are links to more information the IRS has posted regarding similar scams:

irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts

irs.gov/uac/Scam-Calls-and-Emails-Using-IRS-as-Bait-Persist

Please feel free to call MCC’s payroll department, 816.604.1040, if you have any questions about tax deductions on your paycheck.