Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Identity Thieves On The Prowl During Tax Season

Tax-refund-taxesConsumer advocates warn that identity thieves are working overtime this year – trying to get you to reveal personal information by email and phone so they can steal your tax refund.  

Harold Moldoff, a volunteer “Fraud Fighter” with AARP, says most scammers work by phone and by email, and usually entice consumers with a money-making proposition.

Moldoff says consumers should know that the IRS only makes initial contact by the US Mail.  They never use email or phone calls for that purpose.  

He says tax refund theft is up 60-percent over last year, and is the fastest growing form of identity theft.

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