Don’t get conned out of your hard-earned money. These seven rules can help you quickly identify tax scammers.
Tax season is right around the corner, and unfortunately, that means that scammers might be after your hard-earned money. Tax scams come in many forms, but two of the biggest problems expected in 2017 are phone scams and phishing scams (you can read more about how they work here), with thieves either attempting to steal your money, personal information, or both. Fortunately, these types of scams are avoidable if you know these simple rules regarding what the IRS will or will not do.
1. The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment.
4. The IRS will never require you to use a specific method of payment, or ask for a credit/debit card number over the phone.