Lookout for Tax Time Scams

(Undated) – It’s “Tax Time” and with it comes “Scam Time.” The Internal Revenue Service is reminding consumers to be on the lookout for phishing and malware emails this tax season. You are reminded that the real IRS will never call you and tell you that you must pay up now. They will never call and ask for your personal information. Also be suspicious of emails received from the IRS. The phishing schemes can ask taxpayers about a wide range of topics. Emails can seek information related to refunds, filing status, confirming personal information, ordering transcripts and verifying PIN information. Variations of these scams can be seen via text messages, and the communications are being reported in every part of the country. The best thing you can do is delete the email or text and hang up the phone.