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Watch Out for Holiday Season Scams

The holiday season is in full swing, and so are scams, warns the IRS. Con artists target taxpayers, possibly posing as IRS agents trying to collect bogus tax bills. They often demand payment by gift cards. Scammers may also claim a taxpayer’s identity has been stolen and used for criminal activity. These scams are usually attempted by phone, warns the IRS, but also by text, e-mail, or social media. How can you spot a scam call? IRS agents will never require you to use a specific payment method such as a gift card. They won’t threaten to send local police to arrest you for nonpayment or threaten to revoke a driver’s license or other license. Click here for more tips from the IRS. Reach out to Cg with questions. © 2022