81-Year-Old Veteran Scammed Out of $8,000 After Payment with iTunes Cards

In recent testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, 81-year-old veteran Philip Hatch of Portland, Maine detailed how IRS impersonators scammed him out of $8,000.00 and, in a brazen move, attempted to steal even more money. According to his…

March 10, 2017

Government Breaks Up Lottery Scam Ring That Netted Over $1 Million

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware of the many IRS impersonation scams that exist where a caller claims to be from the IRS and demands payment on a fake tax bill. However, there is…

March 10, 2017

New Tax Scam Targets Tax Professionals

The IRS has recently warned of a new scam that targets tax professionals where cyber criminals pose as clients soliciting services from tax professionals.  The scammers try to get the tax professional to turn over information to them or installs…

January 25, 2017

IRS Warns of These Most Prevalent Tax Scams

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware of the many ways scam artists use to separate a taxpayer from his money by pretending to be the IRS.  Hardly a day goes by that we do…

December 19, 2016

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Scammers Now Sending Fake IRS Letters

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have read about the many different ways that scammers have been stealing money from unsuspecting taxpayers by pretending to be the IRS. Scammers regularly use telephone calls to threaten people…

October 21, 2016

Seventy IRS Scammers Arrested in India

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you are aware of the many different types of IRS scams that are out there, including telephone calls by scammers to unsuspecting taxpayers threatening them with deportation or immediate arrest if they…

October 21, 2016

Scammers Now Sending Fake IRS Emails to Unsuspecting Taxpayers

The IRS has recently warned of a new type of scam consisting of fake IRS emails sent to unsuspecting taxpayers. When you file a tax return, you report your income on that tax return from Forms W-2, Forms 1099 and…

October 06, 2016

Five IRS Impersonators Arrested

Five individuals were recently arrested on allegations that they impersonated Internal Revenue Service agents and used the threat of arrest to extort money from victims.  The five suspects were arrested in Miami, Florida on May 23, 2016, and were charged…

July 08, 2016

IRS Impersonators Try New Student Tax Phone Scam

We have regularly reported about IRS phone scams where individuals pretending to be IRS agents demand money from taxpayers for a nonexistent tax liability. The IRS has recently reported that scammers are now demanding payment of a federal student tax…

June 15, 2016

IRS Phone Scams Reach A New All-Time High

Have you or someone you know been contacted on the telephone by an individual impersonating an IRS employee trying to seek money? If yes, you or your friend were the subject of an IRS phone scam and, sadly, you are…

July 20, 2015

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