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  • Beware of the Latest Scam by Tax Criminals

    By Shanta on February 8, 2018
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    Criminals file fraudulent IRS returns and later ask taxpayers to hand over tax refunds supposedly issued in error. Only a few days into the filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam that began with cybercriminals stealing data from computers and filing fraudulent tax returns. In a new twist, the fraudulent returns in a few cases used the taxpayers’ […]
  • Warning of Scam Variation Involving Bogus “Federal Student Tax”

    By Shanta on June 22, 2016
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    The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent tax, the “Federal Student Tax.” Even though the tax deadline has come and gone, scammers continue to use varied strategies to trick people, in this case students. In this newest twist, they try to convince people to wire […]