Cathy DeWitt Dunn warns viewers that tax preparers are being scammed by crooks. Thieves are calling tax preparers while pretending to be a client and changing banking information for the clients so as to reroute tax refunds into accounts set up by the thieves.
More scams to be on the lookout for are last-minute email scams, e-services scams, tax-themed phishing and malware scams, illegitimately mailed out tax bills, and tax related phone calls asking for personal data. Scammers are pulling out all the stops and using email, postal mail, phone, the internet and even social media to pull off their scams to fatten their wallets at tax-payers’ expense.
The bottom line in all things tax related is to use caution. There are many things you should be doing to protect yourself from scammers. Read More