Tax Scams And Fraud To Avoid

February 20, 2014 4:01 PM
Tax Scams And Fraud To Avoid
" BOSTON (CBS) – IRS Scams: Be aware of email scams that use the IRS name or Logo on them. The goal of the scam is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information, such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, which the scammers can use to commit identity theft and steal your money.

The IRS does not send unsolicited emails about a person’s tax account or ask for detailed personal and financial information. The IRS never asks people for their PIN numbers or passwords for their credit card, bank or other financial accounts. The IRS does not conduct audits via email. If they want to contact you, they will send you a written notice in the mail.

If you do receive an email from someone claiming to be the IRS or directing you to an IRS site,

Do not reply. Do not open any attachments "

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