Trilogy of IRS scam warnings as tax day draws near

According to this SOURCE, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.

The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door

Scams Targeting Taxpayers

IRS warns of new phone scam using Taxpayer Advocate Service numbers

The IRS warns the public about a new twist on the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service.  See IR-2019-44.

IRS: Don’t be victim to a ‘ghost’ tax return preparer

The IRS warns taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers. See IR-2019-09.

IRS warns of “Tax Transcript” email scam; dangers to business networks

The IRS and Security Summit partners today warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware. See IR-2018-226.

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