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Tips from IRS.gov
They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too. Here are several tips from the IRS to help you avoid being a victim of these tax scams:
The real IRS will not:
Be wary if you get a phone call from someone who claims to be from the IRS and demands that you pay immediately. Here are some steps you can take to avoid and stop these scams.
If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do:
If you think you may owe taxes:
In most cases, an IRS phishing scam is an unsolicited, bogus email that claims to come from the IRS. They often use fake refunds, phony tax bills, or threats of an audit. Some emails link to sham websites that look real. The scammers’ goal is to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. If they get what they’re after, they use it to steal a victim’s money and their identity.
If you get a ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:
Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. More information on how to report phishing or phone scams is available on IRS.gov and in below videos.
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Nice article, this has been on TV here a lot as it seems they are targeting the elders more and more. But yes watch yourself.
Like they say if its to good to be true then its not right, or something like that.
Thanks Bob and glad to hear the media is helping expose these pukes. And yes, most scammers prey on seniors and it just infuriates me to no end.