IRS Sets Up ID Theft Division

May 11, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® receives calls hourly about IRS tax-related fraud. Since tax fraud using other person’s identities has become a multi-billion dollar problem, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has created a dedicated unit to pursue those who are involved in identity […]

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 […]

Callers Still Posing as the IRS

May 30, 2014 Amanda 0

While tax season ended a couple months ago, your BBB has learned that schemers are still calling consumers claiming to be the IRS. According to the FTC, the schemers are claiming that the consumer owes taxes, and threatens arrest or […]

IRS Warns of Tax Phone Scams

March 26, 2014 Jackie 0

Your BBB has learned of a widespread tax scam. In a press release dated March 20, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned taxpayers about individuals calling and falsely claiming to represent the IRS “in an effort to defraud them.” […]

Hoosiers Filing Tax Returns May Need to Verify ID

February 20, 2014 Amanda 2

Tax season is officially upon us as consumers could begin filing their taxes on January 31st.  Unfortunately, with tax season comes the potential for tax id theft. Tax ID theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it […]