Scammers are becoming more and more sophisticated with their ways to steal money or personal information.
Now that we are in the midst of tax season, it is important to protect yourself from scammers.
- If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, hang up immediately. IT IS A SCAM! The IRS will never call if you owe money. The agency will send a letter. Don’t ever pay over the phone or divulge personal information.
- If you receive an email from an address you don’t recognize, expand the message address to see who sent it. If it is a scam, the email address will likely have misspelled words in it.
- Do not keep personal information such as passwords or banking information on your mobile device in case it is stolen.
To learn more about the different scams and how to protect yourself, visit usa.gov/scams-and-frauds or the Better Business Bureau at bbb.org.