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New 2018 Tax Scam – A Must Read!

With the new filing season just underway the tax scammers have been active in figuring out new ways to steal from taxpayers. The new scam they have come up with still involves stealing your personal information but what they are doing with it is a little bit different this year.

The scammers will still file a fake return using your personal information but this time they will use your real bank account number and have the refund go into your bank account instead of going into an account setup by the scammers. You will then receive a call from a man or woman claiming to be from a debt collection agency telling you that you received the deposit in error and need to forward the money to that person (aka the scammer).

The IRS warns that this is the first of many new schemes that will come about this year so you really have to be aware when it comes to safeguarding your personal information.

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above issues.

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