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Scams and Schemes Targeting Taxpayers.... Don’t get “Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, or Led Astray!”

In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, fax or email to set up their victims. The link below looks at the different scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what to do if you spot a tax scam.

REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Recognizing these telltale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door

Click on this link for more information:

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

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