January 20, 2016 @ 03:53 pm
Scams will often deceptively claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS website offers more information regarding types of identity theft and ways to prevent or avoid them at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=155682,00.html. The IRS also provides a list of several popular scams, found at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts. The top of the list describes a phishing scam directed at tax preparers and the second details a sophisticated telephone scam targeting all tax filers. Be prepared and look for the phishing warning signs.
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