With the tax deadline approaching, fraudsters and phishers are increasingly taking aim at unsuspecting Americans. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns filers about one of the most common tax phishing schemes: Scammers sending bogus emails to dupe people into revealing private information.
The Internal Revenue Service says scammers often masquerade as legitimate tax preparers or government agents promising unbelievable refunds or claiming problems with tax returns. Phishing emails:
Watch for red flags when analyzing correspondence.
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