Taxing Questions by David Zubler

The IRS announced its “Dirty Dozen” scam series and is warning people to watch out for unexpected schemes in the form of emails, text or social media messages and phone calls.

Criminals may pose as someone you know or someone that you interact with. This could be a family member, social acquaintance, or business contact. Much of this information is obtained from social media. Your contacts or “friends” are used to bait you into thinking you are dealing with someone you know.

A con artist may try to contact you through a telephone call, text message or email to try to convince you to provide Social Security numbers, bank account or credit card information or passwords. They may also send links that once clicked on, can download malicious software that collects personal data.

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