Tag Archives: Phishing

Beware of Bogus IRS Emails

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: Seriously, this is important. I am getting THOUSANDS of emails like this each week. Also emails from companies offering to magically solve your tax problems. BEWARE. If you didn’t initiate a relationship – stay away from them. They will steal your identity – or worse.] The IRS receives thousands […]

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Following major disasters, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social […]

Don’t Fall for Phony IRS Websites

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. The phony web page looks almost identical to the […]

Five Tax Scams to Avoid this Summer

Courtesy of IRS Hiding income offshore, identity theft and return preparer fraud topped the IRS’s list of tax scams in 2011. The Internal Revenue Service issues an annual list of the top 12 tax scams, known as the “Dirty Dozen.” These scams are illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest and possible criminal […]

Beware of Tax Scams

Courtesy of IRS The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. The schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to illegal ways of “untaxing” yourself. Here are three important guidelines […]

IRS Warnings about new Phishing Scams

How to Report and Identify Phishing, E-mail Scams and Bogus IRS Web Sites The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through e-mail. The IRS does not request detailed personal information through e-mail. The IRS does not send e-mail requesting your PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts. […]

Ten Things the IRS Wants You to Know About Identity Theft

Criminals use many methods to steal personal information from taxpayers. They can use your information to steal your identity and file a tax return in order to receive a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of a scam artist.

Beware of IRS’ 2010 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

Videos Dirty Dozen: English Message for Tax Preparers: English | ASL Choosing a Tax Preparer: English | Spanish | ASL For this and other videos: YouTube/IRSVideos Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its 2010 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore and […]