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Yvette Speaks of Tax-time Scams

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  This is important!! It’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. So please read this report.  This year’s season opens on Jan. 31. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes: Be vigilant of any unexpected communication purportedly from the IRS at the start of tax season. Don’t fall for phone and phishing email scams that use the IRS as a lure. Thieves often pose as the IRS using a bogus refund scheme or warnings to pay past-due taxes. The IRS doesn’t initiate contact […]

IRS Warns Donors about Charity Scams Following Recent Tragedies in Boston and Texas

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IProperty-Managers-Landlords-Real-Estate-Investors-IRS-Releases-the-Dirty-Dozen-Tax-Scams-for-2013t’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person.

Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial information. Others use emails to steer people to bogus websites to solicit funds, allegedly for the benefit of tragedy victims. The fraudulent websites often mimic the sites of legitimate charities or use names similar to legitimate charities. They may claim affiliation with legitimate charities to persuade members of the public to send money or provide personal financial information. Scammers then use that information to steal the identities or money of their victims.

Beware of Bogus IRS Emails

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The IRS receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who receive emails out-of-the-blue claiming to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo to make the message appear authentic so you will respond to it. In reality, it’s a scam known as “phishing,” attempting to trick you into revealing your personal and financial information. The criminals then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money.   The IRS has this advice for anyone who receives an email claiming to be from the IRS or directing you to an IRS site: Do not reply […]

Whewww!!! Tax Season Was Rough

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I’m so glad the peak filing season is over!! Some many changes with the IRS that is sometimes overwhelming with keeping up with new laws. In the next few days I will be posting infomation about the new IRS. Boy!! I will tell you that BIG BROTHER is watching you and his name is IRS. You be amazed at how the Obama health care plan has increased the powers of the IRS. Make sure everyone reads my next fews blogs because this is vital information. Yvette