Con artists are using e-mail seemingly more than ever this year, at least in my anecdotal experience. And it seems like tax pros are being targeted now, too.
Here’s another example of a tax scam e-mail. Remember, the IRS never corresponds with taxpayers by e-mail.
The IRS is warning taxpayers about two new e-mail scams that are showing up in people’s inboxes. Remember, the IRS does not contact taxpayers by e-mail, so if you get an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, THE IRS DIDN”T SEND IT. I have included the text of both scam e-mails below. Note that […]
A tax scam in the Kansas City area is ending poorly for 14 people who have been indicted for allegedly defrauding the federal government out of millions of dollars in false tax refunds. The ringleader of the scam was Gerald A. Poynter II, who also goes by the nickname “Brother Jerry Love.” The Kansas City […]
Two Californians who called themselves “professional astrologers” have been barred from setting up trusts for clients. The U.S. District Court ruling comes after the pair were accused of promoting tax fraud. They had their clients sign an “oath of privacy” that prohibited the clients from disclosing information to the IRS. Joe Kristan at the Tax […]
The IRS is warning of another tax scam, this one targeting senior citizens and people with low incomes. This video on the IRS YouTube channel has more.
The IRS says an e-mail scam targeting businesses has been reported. From the IRS: Bogus email scams are resurfacing, including one involving payments allegedly rejected by the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. The email has a link that may download malicious software. If you get an e-mail from the IRS, remember this simple rule — […]
The IRS says it has noticed an increase in tax scams targeting people in the Midwest. From the IRS: The IRS has noted an increase in tax-return-related scams, frequently involving unsuspecting taxpayers who normally do not have a filing requirement in the first place. These taxpayers are led to believe they should file a return […]