It could be a terrible year for victims of tax fraud. That’s because reporting and correcting fraud will likely be more onerous. If you’ve ever been victimized, you know what a pain in the booty, and wallet, it is. With the IRS playing catch up after Trump Shutdown, it would seem that scammers have plenty of opportunities to run rampant.
IRS warns that scammers continue to pose as the IRS, making threatening phone calls and using email phishing schemes to lure taxpayers. The scams may be particularly prevalent ahead of the Oct. 15 tax-filing extension deadline.