Tag Archive: phishing

May 03

Lone Star State: Charity Scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person. Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial …

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Feb 07

Prime season for tax scams

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General With the arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time …

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Oct 26

Fall tax tips from the IRS

Fall is the time of year that brings cooler weather and the chance to get outside, clean up the lawn or organize the garage or attic-and maybe even clean out the filing cabinet. With the start of income tax filing season only a few months away, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that fall is …

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Mar 31

FAKE IRS: Don’t be swindled by fake IRS emails that may look official

Don’t be fooled if you get an univited e-mail that appears to be from the Internal Revenue Service about your tax return or refund. It’s coming from internet thieves looking to steal your personal information, like credit card or bank account numbers. The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious …

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