IRS “Dirty Dozen” tax scams — phone and email fraud

1. Phone tax scams top the IRS’ so-called “Dirty Dozen” for this filing season. Read the full article for what to do and not to do. Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2016 filing… Continue reading IRS “Dirty Dozen” tax scams — phone and email fraud

Tax scams — email phishing

Tax scams are nothing new. The digital age has made such scams even more common. So, I received a phishing email message today claiming to be from “” with “Update Your E-file Records For 2015 Tax Return” as the subject. A detailed examination revealed that the message was not in fact from the IRS (no… Continue reading Tax scams — email phishing