IRS warns public about potential tax scams as Tax Day deadline approaches

The agency is telling the public to take their time and to watch out for fake letters seeking personal information.

Matt Trapani

Apr 13, 2024, 2:29 AM

Updated 45 days ago

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The IRS is warning the public to be aware of potential scams as the April 15 Tax Day deadline approaches.
The agency is telling the public to take their time and to watch out for fake letters asking for personal information to receive a refund. The IRS says that these letters may even have IRS letterhead to make them look real.
Experts say scams are easy to fall for.
"When those bad actors borrow the name, the legitimacy of that government agency we tend to trust that and especially when you're talking about the IRS,” says Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of Identity Theft Resource Center.
Anyone who does get a letter in the mail should double-check the phone number and make sure it matches the one on IRS.gov.


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