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 […]
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Courtesy of the IRS The Internal Revenue Service receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the IRS. Many of these scams fraudulently use the IRS name or logo as a lure to make the communication appear more authentic and enticing. The […]
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. […]
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.
Today TaxMama hears from Roki in Michigan, who wants to know. “I have people calling me telling me I won sweepstakes. But the thing is they say that I have to pay a sum to get my winnings. Is that true or a scam? Also what is the best way to find out if it’s […]