It’s tax season, and the scammers are at it again! Beat them at their game by knowing what to look out for.
If you hear or see any of the following lines this tax season, you’re dealing with a scammer:
If your identity has indeed been stolen, no amount of purchased gift cards will get it back.
In this ruse, the scammer will also ask for the access numbers to the iTunes card to get easy and untraceable access to cash.
Your Social Security number cannot be canceled, suspended, frozen, or blocked.
The IRS will never initiate contact about an overdue tax bill by phone.
Sounds scary, except for the fact that the Bureau of Tax Enforcement isn’t real.
Scam alert: The IRS does not leave pre-recorded voicemails to individual taxpayers.
The IRS says that agents will never call to demand immediate payment using a specific method.
The IRS will never send emails with information about tax refunds. Clicking on the link in emails worded like this will put malware on the victim’s device.
The federal student tax is yet another invention of tireless scammers.
The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers, or ask for sensitive information, via text message or social media.
Stay alert during tax season and keep your money and your information safe!
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