Posted by Lisa Harvey-Cicione, CPA
Tax filing season always brings an increase in identity theft. The IRS has been diligently keeping the public informed of scams that are occurring. In some cases imposters are calling and making collection threats as well as claiming they are the IRS, to gain information that could help them steal that person’s identity. These imposters are even going as far as sending out fraudulent tax return rejection notices. Another tactic the fraudsters use is a bogus e-mail from the IRS. Please be aware – the IRS does not e-mail taxpayers! On February 10, Jonathan Chew of Fortune reported a recent scam in his article, The IRS Says Identity Thieves Hacked Its Systems Again.
With the uptick in this type of misleading behavior, two of our past blogs about identity theft are listed below for you review .
Identity Theft – Tips for Fixing the Problem by Jorge Guerrero, CPA posted on 7/29/15.
Identity Theft – Prevention Tips by Jorge Guerrero, CPA posted on 7/22/15.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.225.0600 to discuss this topic further.