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Beware of Tax-Related Scams

2019 – 06/11 Beware of tax-related scams to steal your identity and money. The IRS just issued a warning about “a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.” The agency is seeing two new scams. The first has been dubbed the “SSN hustle.” It involves scammers claiming to be able to suspend or cancel a victim’s Social Security number. This is similar to a scam in which criminals impersonate IRS employees. People shouldn’t be frightened into returning “robocall” voicemails, the IRS stressed. The second variation involves a letter threatening an IRS lien or levy. The lien or levy is based on bogus delinquent taxes owed to a nonexistent agency, the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement.”

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