It’s that time of year again and tax time is fast approaching. With that it mind the scammers will be out in full force attempting to steal your money and identity.
Scammers will try to convince you to pay them money for owed taxes or requesting payment (money up front) for a tax return. They may even ask for personal information to “verify” your identity so they can complete their offer to help.
Like before, scammers are going to use threats such as you have a warrant for your arrest and the police are coming to get you, or they are watching your house. These are all false and should be reported to the police and IRS as soon as possible.
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.
The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door