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IRS Warns Consumers to Watchout for Scams This Summer

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Fraud, IRS Scams, Scams

Tax season may be over, but the Internal Revenue Service says the scams are just getting started.

Scam Alert: Fraudsters Now Want iTunes Cards

POSTED: William PinilisJune 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Fraud, IRS Scams, Phone Scams, Scams

Fraudsters love prepaid cards and it seems they’re especially fond of iTunes cards lately.  According to a warning from the Federal Trade Commission, the cards are the newest payment method of choice for scammers.

The IRS Lists Its 'Dirty Dozen' Tax scams For 2016

POSTED: William PinilisMarch 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM / Fraud, Consumer News, IRS Scams, Tax fraud

The IRS has released its list of most common tax scams that taxpayers fall victim to every year, the Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams. Fraudsters prey on people’s fear of the Internal Revenue Service and their desire to pay less in taxes. Be on the lookout for the following:

IRS Issues Phone Scam Warning

POSTED: William PinilisMarch 24, 2016 at 11:26 AM / IRS Scams, Tax fraud

There is an urgent warning out from the FBI and IRS warning about a pernicious scam that has affected thousands of people. Brazen scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents are making aggressive and hostile calls, repeatedly telling people they owe back taxes and threatening them if they don’t...

The Treasury Department is Warning Taxpayers About a Frightening Fraud Scam

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 5, 2016 at 10:26 AM / Fraud, Consumer News, IRS Scams

The U.S. Department of the Treasury cautions taxpayers to be on high alert for a frightening IRS fraud scam.

Consumer Protection Division Warns of Caller ID Scam

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 17, 2015 at 10:29 AM / IRS Scams, Phone Scams

The Sedgwick County Kansas Consumer Protection Division received two calls earlier this month from consumers who said they missed calls from the Consumer Protection Division’s phone number, when no one from the division had called those consumers.

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