Robocalls Increase During Tax Time

AllAreaCodes.com analyzed FTC complaints that show a 20% increase during tax season compared to January and February. The scammers try to take advantage of vulnerable consumers during the tax season. The graph below depicts consumer complaints to the FTC by month.

Average Robocall Complaints By Month

Consumers in Every State are Targeted

Every consumer is vulnerable with some states being targeted more than others. Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and New Jersey are the 5 states that report the most complaints per 100,000 people. View a map showing the rate of complaints for the U.S. below:

Robo Call Complaints

Consumer Advice for Dealing with Scam Robocalls

Here are some tips for dealing with the surge of spam telemarketing calls:

  • Do NOT answer unknown telephone calls
  • Beware of Spoofing: Caller ID showing “local” numbers do not necessarily mean it’s a local caller
  • The IRS will NEVER call to request immediate payment for taxes
  • The IRS will not call you before first sending a bill in the mail
  • The IRS will not ask for payment information over the phone
  • The IRS will not threaten you with police or lawsuits
  • If you suspect a call is a scam, hang up immediately and do NOT give out any personal information and notify the IRS

You can review the full report, including state and county rankings here:

https://www.allareacodes.com/tax-time-robocalls/

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Robocalls Increase During Tax Time
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Robocalls Increase During Tax Time
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AllAreaCodes.com analyzed FTC complaints that show a 20% increase during tax season compared to January and February.
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