It starts with your phone ringing — the most prevalent tax scam making the rounds this year. The caller claims to be from the IRS and demands your money NOW. Don’t think you’re the only one singled out for this tactic; aggressive, threatening phone scams occur regularly across the country. But, scamming also happens via email, U.S. mail or in person.
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Being aware of common tax scams and how to address them can help you keep yourself and your information secure at tax time. Here’s a guide to the top 10 tax scams you should know about.