Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new variations of tax-related scams from people identifying themselves as being with the IRS or Social Security, especially this time of year.
In the latest twist on a scam related to Social Security numbers, scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel your Social Security Number or account. It’s yet another attempt by con artists to frighten people into returning ‘robocall’ voicemails. With tax refund and stimulus checks being sent to taxpayers, the scammers are pulling out all the stops to find a way to steal your money.
Scammers may mention overdue taxes in addition to threatening to cancel your SSN. Don’t be fooled! If you receive a call threatening to suspend your SSN for an unpaid tax bill, hang up.
If you are getting robocalls from the IRS or Social Security, make no mistake about it…it is a scam, a con job.
Taxpayers should never give out sensitive information over the phone unless they are…