FRAUD PROTECTION Archive

  • IRS warns of new phone scam using Taxpayer Advocate Service numbers

    IRS YouTube Videos: Tax Scams – English | Spanish | ASLDirty Dozen – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned the public about a new twist on the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS. Similar to other IRS […]

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  • Phony IRS calls increase during filing season

    The tax filing season is a busy time for taxpayers, but scammers also stay busy. Taxpayers should be aware of several types of tax scams, but phone scams start to increase during the beginning of tax season and then remain active throughout the remainder of the […]

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  • Tax Time Guide: Protect personal, financial and tax information

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to protect the security of their personal, financial and tax information. Con artists use scams and schemes to steal personal information and money from unsuspecting victims, particularly during tax time. This news release is part of […]

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  • IRS: Be on the lookout for promises of inflated tax refunds

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be alert to unscrupulous tax return preparers boasting of inflated tax refunds, a common scam tactic during filing season. Return preparers promising larger refunds than competitors or providing refunds substantially larger than taxpayers have routinely […]

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  • Taxpayers can minimize the effects of data theft with these steps

    Every day, the theft of personal and financial information puts people at risk of additional problems. Thieves often use the stolen data as quickly as possible to: Sell the information to other criminals. Withdraw money from a bank account. Make credit card purchases. File a […]

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  • IRS alerts taxpayers: Scammers scheming around Oct. 15 deadline; Here’s what to do

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to beware of criminals who continue using devious tactics to steal money and personal information from unsuspecting victims, especially as the fall season approaches. The agency warns that scammers continue to pose as the IRS, making […]

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