ALERT: IRS Scammers


Be aware that there is a verified scam targeting students by IRS impostors. Students are being called in regard to delinquent tax accounts with demand of payment.

They are also being threatened with arrest by local Law Enforcement.

This is a scam. 

If you receive a call like this write down the number calling so it can be reported to the FTC and HANG UP.

Do not provide any information to the caller – even if threatened with arrest.

Again, this is a SCAM!

MyCharleston directories have been disabled and will return after the College has verified the security of the web page.

Here’s what happens: You get a call from a scammer pretending to be with the IRS, saying you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay taxes you owe right now or possibly that the College has reported you for some delinquent bill. When you have a tax problem, the IRS will first contact you by mail. The IRS won’t ask you to wire money, pay with a prepaid debit card, or share your credit card information over the phone. If you get a call like this, file a complaint with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at You also can file a complaint with the FTC at If you’re concerned there’s a real problem, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040 and you can check to see if you owe money.


Jamey Rudisell
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Office / Information Technology
College of Charleston
81 Saint Philip Street, Bell South Building