Be on the lookout for tax scams – Ohio Ag Net

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By Brian Ravencraft

It is always important to be on guard when it comes to possible scams. However, this time of year you should have that guard up just a bit higher since scammers posing as the IRS are busier than ever. Scammers are becoming increasingly crafty in their ways it seems.  Here are a few examples of scams to be on the look out for according to the IRS. 

Signs of a scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming that they can suspend or cancel your SSN or they request funds from you in any form, you are almost certainly dealing with a scammer. The scammer is trying to scare people into returning voicemails and calls. Here are some things to keep in mind that the IRS will never do according to their website:

  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a gift card or wire transfer.
  • Ask a taxpayer to make a payment to a person or organization other than the U.S. Treasury 
  • Threaten to…

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