Its tax season and with it comes tax-related scams. We want to help keep you aware and cautious of potential fraud attempts. Some things to always remember:
- The IRS will not contact you by sending an email, text or social media message that asks for personal or financial information.
- The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card.
- If you receive an email that claims to be from the IRS, do not reply or click any links.
- If you receive a call from an unknown number that looks familiar, let it go to voicemail.
- If you suspect you're a victim of ID theft or tax fraud, contact the IRS immediately.
The Federal Trade Commission will be hosting a series of free webinars during Tax ID Theft Week (January 29- February 1). Visit consumer.ftc.gov for more information on these events. If you would like to report fraud or ID theft, visit ftccomplaintassistant.gov.Go to main navigation