SCAM Alert: IRS Issues Warnings

SCAM Alert: IRS Issues Warnings

( – When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, the Trump Administration extended the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. The hope was that it would help people who were struggling as a result of the outbreak. Now, with the deadline looming, the IRS is warning of scams.

In a statement, the IRS reminded Americans that scammers are looking for ways to steal your money and personal information. One of the things you should keep in mind is that the government will never contact you first, except by mail. They do not reach out to taxpayers by social media, phone or email. It seems the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping the criminals busy.

It’s important to only give your information to people you trust. Do not give it to random people who contact you claiming to help — it’s more than likely a scam. Be vigilant and protect yourself.


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