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The “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says aggressive, threatening actions from scam artists have been occurring nationwide during the early weeks of the 2015 tax season. These calls top the agency’s “Dirty Dozen” list of scams.

The top tax scams includes:

Phone Scams: Criminals are calling certain groups, including retirees, with threats of police arrest, license revocation and other things. (The IRS never calls about taxes owed or to demand immediate payment without first having mailed a bill.)

Phishing: Fake emails are being sent and phony websites are being established with the intent of stealing personal information. The IRS says it will not send an email about a tax bill or a refund “out of the blue.”

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