Whenever tax season rolls around, I cross my fingers and hope everything will turn out fine. But it’s not always like this, and we all know how much the IRS can mess with our heads. The situation becomes even more complicated when there are scammers out there who want to steal as much as possible and get away with it.
Sadly, in the past few years, during tax season, I’ve heard complaints from a lot of people who received phone calls from unknown numbers that claimed to be from an official employee of the IRS. And because most of us are afraid of the system and we are not very confident with the process of filing our taxes, which, let’s be honest, can be pretty complicated to understand, scammers can’t wait to take advantage of this situation to trap us.
They are wicked enough to convince you to give them sensitive information about your accounts or your Social Security numbers by insisting you make a payment on a tax that doesn’t even exist. Oh dear Lord, I am getting angry just by thinking about this situation! Can you imagine?
However, you can protect yourself against these frauds by knowing the signs of an IRS scam and taking all the necessary steps in order to avoid them. Let’s find out what the most common tax-related scams are by clicking on the next page.