Sorry, Ben Franklin, but there’s a new adage about taxes: The only constants in life are taxes and tax scams.
A nationwide telephone tax scam has claimed more than 20,000 victims. Don’t be the next!
While it’s easier for criminals to exploit tax themes around the April filing deadline, tax scams crop up 365 days a year. But despite the time of year, the most popular tax con remains the same: phishing. Identity thieves send out emails purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service and request personal and tax information
Yes, the tax filing deadline is close. But don’t get in such a panic that you fall victim to a tax scam. To make sure we all avoid this season’s most prevalent cons, the Internal Revenue Service has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scam list. These 12 scams could cost you more than you expect. Not only