SCAM ALERT: AG Balderas Warns of Scammers Posing as IRS Agents and Threatening New Mexicans


Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465

Attorney General Hector Balderas is warning New Mexicans, as scam callers are targeting consumers with aggressive phone calls, posing as IRS agents. Those scam calls range from threats of monetary penalties for lack of tax payments, to threats of immediate arrest.

“No matter who calls threatening to represent the IRS, I’m urging New Mexicans not to send any money to these scammers,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “Inevitably, they are out to get unsuspecting people to send them money—for absolutely nothing. If the IRS believes you owe money, you will be notified in writing in the mail.”

The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas offers advocates to help consumers who encounter scams, faulty products and broken promises. The Attorney General advises those who need help to fill out a consumer complaint form on his website at or to call 717-3500 in Albuquerque or 490-4060 in Santa Fe and toll-free statewide 1-844-255-9210.

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