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IRS Tax Scams

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Be Wary of IRS Tax Scams

It’s 2018 and tax season is upon us again. Scammers are out in force trying to steal your information. Here are a few tips to keep yourself safe this year.

The IRS will never:

·         Initiate contact by email, text message, or any form of social media (Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.).

·         Demand immediate payments using specific payments such as wire transfers, gift cards, or prepaid debit cards.

·         Threaten to immediately jail you for refusing to pay

·         Demand payment without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount that’s claimed to be owed.

·         Ask for credit/debit card numbers over the phone.

If someone solicits you using any of these methods mentioned above or you believe someone is impersonating the IRS in a way not mentioned you can report them to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484.

You can find these tips and more information on the official IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts website:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

 

 

 

 

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