More Scammers As Tax Season Draws Near

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With tax filing season is coming to an end, there are a lot more scams that get people every day. Scammers are using phones to con consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has partnered with AARP to produce a video with tips on how consumers can protect themselves.

If you get a shady phone call hang up. Whatever you do, do not give personal or financial information, if you are really unsure call the IRS at 1-800-428-1040.

Absolutely do not send any money by wire transfer, gift card, or a prepaid card to someone claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not require any specific type of payment.

If you want to report the call, you can go to TIGTA.gov (the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration), or the FTC website at ftc.go/complaint.

Please be aware that the IRA does not call to demand immediate payments. They do not demand that you do taxes without the opportunity to appeal or question what they say you owe. They would never threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers, or any forms of law enforcement to you for not paying.

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More Scammers As Tax Season Draws Near

Photo (c) designer491 – Getty Images

With tax filing season is coming to an end, there are a lot more scams that get people every day. Scammers are using phones to con consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has partnered with AARP to produce a video with tips on how consumers can protect themselves.

If you get a shady phone call hang up. Whatever you do, do not give personal or financial information, if you are really unsure call the IRS at 1-800-428-1040.

Absolutely do not send any money by wire transfer, gift card, or a prepaid card to someone claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not require any specific type of payment.

If you want to report the call, you can go to TIGTA.gov (the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration), or the FTC website at ftc.go/complaint.

Please be aware that the IRA does not call to demand immediate payments. They do not demand that you do taxes without the opportunity to appeal or question what they say you owe. They would never threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers, or any forms of law enforcement to you for not paying.

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