We're just a few weeks away from the deadline to file taxes and there's a lot of information you need to be aware of. From filing W2s to collecting receipts, tax season is a stressful time for pretty much everyone. For this reason, criminals and con artists love taking advantage of people who don't know all the ins and outs of the IRS. When all of your financial information is pulled out, you can become very vulnerable.
This year, a large-scale scam has been uncovered that has become a cause of concern for many across the United States. In fact, the scam has become so common that the IRS has issued an official response, warning potential victims of the problem. The scam can come in the form on an email or telephone call, and it's very important to be able to identify it when you see it.
Keep reading to see exactly what the scam entails and how to prevent it from taking away your money.
The IRS wants you to be aware of a growing scam that has popped up during the final weeks of tax season. The scam claims to be a tax official asking to verify your information.
The caller will ask to see your social security number, bank account info, and credit card number.
This is not the IRS! The Commissioner of the IRS, John Koskinen, said the IRS will never call you and ask to reveal personal information over the phone.
What should you do if you get this call? Just hang up the phone and walk away.
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H/T: Boredom Therapy