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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 […]