Federal Tax

Beware Post-Disaster Scams

Don’t fall victim to the scammers that seek to haunt us after disasters occur, warns the IRS. Scammers may try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help after a hurricane, wildfire or other disaster. Such scams usually start with unsolicited contact by phone, social media, email or in person. The IRS offers tips to help you spot and avoid a scam. For example, beware of those claiming to represent a charity, possibly with a legitimate sounding name. These scammers hope to trick people into sending money or revealing personal information. They may claim to be from the IRS, seeking to help victims file loss claims and get tax refunds. Click here for more tips. Reach out to Cg with questions.
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