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IRS Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Is On The Rise!

February 26, 2017 Oana Schneider 0

Your BBB® would like to share information regarding a scam that’s been on the rise during tax season. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns that the scam in question is targeting school districts, nonprofits, and other organizations. The W-2 phishing […]

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Shares IRS Dirty Dozen List

February 24, 2017 Jackie 0

Some consumers may not realize that your BBB® has a Charity Review program as part of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations […]

700 Arrested in IRS Fraud

October 13, 2016 Michael 0

Mumbai, India – police have captured a gang who made off with at least $7.5 million from U.S. victims who thought they were calling from the IRS. Acting on a tip from a disgruntled employee, police arrested 700 people from […]

IRS to Use Third Party Debt Collectors

February 4, 2016 Michael 0

The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to use private debt collectors to go after people who have not paid their taxes. Congress added a tax collection provision in the new 2015 highway funding bill. Tax scams rank No. 1 on […]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2016

January 27, 2016 Jackie 0

January 24 – 30, 2016 is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and your BBB® brings you news about this important week. Tax identity theft occurs when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to obtain a fraudulent […]

IRS Letter 5071C Really Is From IRS

March 25, 2015 Jackie 1

During the last month your BBB® has received many phone calls from consumers who got a letter from the IRS with the letter number LTR 5071C. Since the letter asks consumers to give personally identifiable information (PII), they want to […]

IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Schemes for 2015

March 6, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® is receiving more calls than ever about bogus calls from the IRS. The IRS has posted what they call the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015. Below are highlights from this year’s “Dirty Dozen”: Phone fraud: Aggressive and […]

Tips to Avoid Tax Fraud

February 10, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® offers the following tips to stay safe from tax fraud in 2015. This includes protecting yourself from electronic hoaxes, fake calls from people claiming to be with the IRS, and tax practitioners who guarantee refunds. Suggestions: – Only […]