Beware of bogus IRS E mails

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]The IRS receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who receive emails out-of-the-blue claiming to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo to make the message appear authentic so you will respond to it. In...

Children more vulnerable than adults to ID theft

[--- Reading Time: 3 minutes ---]It’s a thought more terrifying than any haunted house. Your pride-and-joy’s Social Security number is stolen by scammers, who use it to find employment, pick out the latest iPhone and get credit. It can be years, if not...

Five Tax Scams to Avoid this Summer

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Hiding income offshore, identity theft and return preparer fraud topped the IRS’s list of tax scams in 2011. The Internal Revenue Service issues an annual list of the top 12 tax scams, known as the “Dirty Dozen.” These scams are...

Don’t be Scammed by Fake IRS Communications

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Many of these scams fraudulently use the Internal Revenue...