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Tax and Payroll Scams: Protect Yourself!
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Tax season is coming and scammers soon will be sending fraudulent e-mail messages that look like legitimate tax communications. Don’t become another victim. The IRS estimates that identity thieves have already stolen more than $11 billion through tax fraud since 2012. Additionally, in 2016 alone, the IRS confirmed it discovered 787,000 identity theft tax returns totaling more than 4 billion dollars and in 2017 a record high of 16.7 million victims of identity theft were defrauded of $16.8 Billion dollars. Likewise, it is not uncommon for scammers to also attempt to divert direct-deposit paychecks into fraudulent accounts. Be on alert for the...