FRAUD PROTECTION Archive

  • Taxpayers should look out for disaster scams during hurricane season

    With hurricane season running through November 30, taxpayers should remember that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant, because scams often pop up after a hurricane. These disaster scams normally start with […]

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  • IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer

    WASHINGTON – With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers have recently filed a return and may be waiting for a […]

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  • IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams

    The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the Dirty Dozen. The schemes run the gamut from simple refund inflation to technical […]

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  • Tax Time Guide: Guard personal, financial, tax information thoroughly

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to remain vigilant in protecting their personal and tax information. Scams and schemes using the IRS as a lure can take on many variations, so practicing personal information security is vital. The IRS also reminds taxpayers […]

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  • IRS Alerts Taxpayers about Refund Scam

    The IRS warns taxpayers of a new twist on an old scam. Criminals are depositing fraudulent tax refunds into individuals’ actual bank accounts, then attempting to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers. Here are the basic steps criminals follow to carry out this scam. The […]

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  • Steps Victims Can Take to Minimize Effect of Data Theft

    Every day, the theft of personal and financial information puts people at risk of identity theft. Generally, thieves try to use the stolen data as quickly as possible to: Sell the information to other criminals. Withdraw money from a bank account. Make credit card purchases. […]

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