or (in the case of NC residents) an agent from the NC Dept of Revenue, don't give them any information!
And don't---ever---send them money or sign a so-called settlement statement without checking them out or consulting legal counsel! Also carefully scrutinize any "tax bill" you may receive. Some sophisticated fraudsters are using false websites that contain "IRS" in the web address and/or sending out phony tax bills on IRS letterhead. Call us and we will be happy to help you determine whether the contact you have received is from a real taxing authority agent. This service by our firm is free!