Be careful of IRS scams going on this summer.

I think everybody dislikes paying income taxes but we all know it's something we have to do. The only thing worse would to be tricked out of money by an IRS scam.

I don't want it to happen to you, so that's why I'm sharing this information thanks to forbes.com.

"The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment over the phone or call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. "

"Scammers are sending letters, hoping that folks will take the bait."

"In one version, the letter threatens an IRS lien or levy based on bogus delinquent taxes owed to a nonexistent agency called the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement.” There is no such agency." 

"Some variations of fake IRS letters claim that a warrant has been issued to a taxpayer because of unpaid tax obligations."

"In some cases, the fake IRS letters have included facts about real tax debts. Keep in mind that some tax-related information may be available to the public. Don't be frightened into giving up cash or personal information just because a scammer knows one or two facts about you."

For the differences between a real and fake IRS letter. look HERE.

Don't forget there are plenty of phone scams too.

If you think that you've been the victim of a scam, go HERE.


 

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