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'Tis the Season for Tax Scams and Fraud

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Department on Feb 28, 2017 10:27:51 AM

Tax season is prime time for scammers and cyber criminals. Beyond identity theft, which is seemingly quite commonplace, tax scams have the dubious distinction of rising to the top of the Better Business Bureau's list of scams in 2016.

According to the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker, the top ten list includes: 

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  • Debt collections
  • Sweepstakes/prizes/gifts
  • Online purchase
  • Employment
  • Government grant
  • Tech support
  • Advance fee loan
  • Fake check/money order
  • Phishing

A quick regional search on the Scam Tracker allows you to view scam activity from a geographical perspective as well as read the details of the scam(s) in that area.

Read more-- we have written many blogs on this topic and should you find yourself having been a victim of tax return fraud or identity theft, download our free Ebook, Tax Return Fraud and Identity Theft  for resources, tips, and guidance.

As always, we are here to help. If you have questions about tax return fraud, identity theft, or financial scams, contact any of our professionals at info@zinnerco.com or 216.831.0733. 

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Topics: identity theft, scams, fraud, Taxes - Individual, taxes, IRS


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