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Tax Refund Scam 2018

February 20, 2018

Only a few days into the filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam that began with cybercriminals stealing data from several tax practitioners’ computers and filing fraudulent tax returns.

In a new twist, the fraudulent returns in a few cases used the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. A person posing as a debt collection agency official then contacted the taxpayers to say a refund was deposited in error and asked the taxpayers to forward the money to her. 

The IRS wants you to know that they never call, text or email taxpayers. 

If you received a tax refund in error click here click here for instructions from the IRS on how to return the funds.

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