New Tax Scam In The News

February 20, 2018

Scammers have found a new and unusual way to try to steal your refunds.

They steal your tax data and file a return that generates a large refund (many times in advance of you actually filing). You receive the refund and they call you impersonating the IRS demanding you wire that money to them in order to avoid arrest.

This is a new wrinkle in the ongoing tale of cyber criminals and the myriad ways they can try to steal your identity and your money.

How to avoid? File early and if you do get any threatening calls, remember, the IRS seldom calls taxpayers as the first contact on any issue. The initial contact is usualy by mail.

Please read this to get more details:   https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

Or call the office if you have any doubt about any phone calls from the IRS.

 

 

 

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