Consumer Alert: AG Derek Schmidt Urges Kansans to be Wary of Scams During Tax Season

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Written By: Press Release Posted by David Elliott
Published Date: 03-29-2022

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Kansans to be vigilant this tax season as scammers try to defraud them of their refunds or steal their identity through various schemes.

Schmidt said the Consumer Protection Division was experiencing a noticeable increase in calls and emails from Kansans who are being targeted by scammers offering to assist them with filing their tax returns. Often the scammers will promise to expedite a taxpayer’s refund that is due back from the Internal Revenue Service or the State of Kansas.

Identity thieves are always looking for ways to use a legitimate taxpayer’s identity and personal information. This time of year, they use the information to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. With the speed of electronic tax filing, the victim may not be aware of the incident until…

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