Attorney general warns New Mexicans about fake IRS callers

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas reviews documents related to a lawsuit against one of the nation's largest nursing home chains in his office in Albuquerque N.M., on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Balderas said he decided to pursue the lawsuit following a months' long review of the merits of the case to ensure it was in the best interest of New Mexicans. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The attorney general’s office is warning New Mexicans to be wary of people trying to steal their money during tax season.

The attorney general’s office says there’s been an increase in reports of impersonators pretending to be from the IRS, calling people and asking them to verify personal details or threatening legal action if they don’t pay alleged back taxes.

The attorney general also wants to remind New Mexicans the IRS will never call and ask for money or confidential information. If anyone does, you’re asked to report it to the attorney general’s office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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