March Scam Alerts submitted for posting by Ed Kushner, Safety and Security Committee

Watch out for these new tax scams

March 12, 2018
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

They’re at it again… tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money.

In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS — demand you return the money to the IRS. But following the thieves’ instructions actually sends the money to them.

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