27 Mar 2008 03:06 pm

Beware of Income Tax Scams

Tax season is coming up and I just ran across this article on Yahoo that I thought was important enough to pass on to you.

The article has to do with identity theft schemes where the crooks claim to be with the Internal Revenue Service. I won’t belabor the point other than to point out that they are using four methods:

1) Rebate phone calls
2) Tax refund e-mails
3) Audit emails
4) Check verification phone calls

The main thing that you need to know is that the IRS only uses the U.S. Postal Service. They never contact taxpayers by e-mail or by telephone. If someone contacts you claiming to be with the IRS, just hang up.

You can read the complete article entitled, Don’t Fall for IRS-Related Scams.


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