Tax filing season begins on Friday, which means taxpayers should be on the alert for scammers. The IRS has issued warnings ahead of tax season.If you get an unexpected call, text or social media message asking for personal information, beware of who is on the other side.This year, the IRS has dedicated 7% of its investigative time to COVID-19 relief schemes. “It’s going rampant and the criminals are basically using whatever tools they can to take advantage of the pandemic and people’s disaster to try to get economic benefit,” acting special agent in charge of the Boston IRS field office Ramsey Covington said. Scammers will use several tactics to attempt to retrieve your personal information.They may say they are from the health department, or the IRS, anything to get your name, date of birth or Social Security number. “They want to build a profile for the actual person,” Covington said. “So, they can get this COVID relief…

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