The Better Business Bureau and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service have warned that tax scams are being run to steal personal information from their victims.
According to the IRS, the number of cases of identity theft from tax scammers is on the rise.
One of the most common forms of scamming, the IRS says, is phishing by way of emails or texts. The messages vary but their bottom line almost always promises you a tax refund if you take advantage of the scammer’s services simply by clicking on a link and providing some information.
You can find information about tax-related scam at www.irs.gov, but here are some key points to remember...