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Taxpayers at Risk for Scams

08.19.2015

Hacker, guy in ski mask on computer, fraudTaxpayers and tax practitioners should be on the lookout for scams, as losses top $20 million in money stolen from victims (not including the additional 220,000 records the IRS reported were affected in the recent hack). Scammers posing as IRS agents can alter what appears on your telephone caller ID to make it seem like they are with a government agency. They may also leave "urgent" callback requests via phone or email.

Accounting Today released an article to discuss these warning signs and to help you remain vigilant. You can read the article here.

For more information on tax filing fraud, including what you can do if you are a victim, click here.

Robin R. Bell, CPAIf you have a question about a potential tax scam, contact your tax advisor, or Robin Bell, at 314.983.1217 or rbell@bswllc.com.

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