Kevan McLaughlin in Times of San Diego

Check out this article that ran last week about the IRS’s Dirty Dozen!

Opinion: As Tax Day Approaches, Beware The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Scams

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes the 12 most common scams and other illegalities that taxpayers could encounter — a “dirty dozen” list. They come in a variety of different categories.

The first group is identity theft. Somebody intercepts a taxpayer’s sensitive information to either steal their identity for other purposes or prepare fraudulent tax returns to claim refunds using their Social Security numbers and other information.

Another category is email phishing scams in which nefarious actors try to gain access to sensitive information at tax season, either by posing as tax professionals or IRS personnel.

Read the entire article here.

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