MIAMI (CBS4) – It’s that time of year again.
Tax forms from employers and banks are in the mail and identity thieves will be doing what they can to cash in, fraudulently, on Uncle Sam.
This year’s tax season has started off with an important warning from the Internal Revenue Service. Tax refund identity theft is expected to be a major problem this year, but there are several things you can do to keep your identity, and your refund, safe.
All taxpayers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves. Tax scams come in every form from phone calls to fraudulent emails. The IRS said the most commons scam are phone calls with people impersonating an IRS agent asking for personal information and email purportedly from the IRS asking the same. The IRS never directly contacts taxpayers or asks for personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords or similar confidential information for…
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