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Three Tax Scams to Beware of This Summer

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] Are you thinking about taxes while you’re enjoying the warm summer months? Not likely! But the IRS wants you to know that scammers ARE thinking about taxes and ways to dupe you out of your money. Tax scams can happen anytime of the year, not...

Beware of bogus IRS E mails

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] 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 reality,...

Children more vulnerable than adults to ID theft

[-- Read Time: 3 mins --] 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 decades,...

Five Tax Scams to Avoid this Summer

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] 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 illegal and...