23 Feb '12, 2pm

IRS releases its dirty dozen tax scams: ... 22 2012 at 3:33 PM EST Tax time is high season for crooks and scamme...

IRS releases its dirty dozen tax scams: ... 22 2012 at 3:33 PM EST Tax time is high season for crooks and scamme...

Tax time is high season for crooks and scammers looking to make a quick buck, but thankfully the IRS, as it does every year, has released the top 12 scams people need to watch out for when filing their taxes online this year. Topping the IRS' annual Dirty Dozen list is identity theft, scams the IRS says are kicked off by phony emails typically claiming that more than one return was filed in the taxpayer's (your) name, or that you received wages from an unknown employer, and you must contact the email sender — the crook — immediately. Identity theft victims are some of the most complex cases the IRS handles each year, and the IRS says despite its crackdowns — one recent sweep targeted 105 perpetrators in 23 states — "the agency is also seeing an increase in identity crimes, including more complex schemes." Along with phishing emails purporting to come from the IRS, and fake...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/stories/irs-r...

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