Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday February 19, 2016

IRS: Email, Text Scams Targeting Taxpayers Up 400% This Year

When this article said there were crooks out there trying to take your hard earned money, I didn't know if they were talking about the scammers or the IRS. big grin

"This dramatic jump in these scams comes at the busiest time of tax season," said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a consumer advisory issued by the IRS Thursday. "Watch out for fraudsters slipping these official-looking emails into inboxes, trying to confuse people at the very time they work on their taxes. We urge people not to click on these emails." Scammers use victims’ personal tax information to help them file false tax returns, thereby stealing the funds from their rightful owner.