Imagine you are browsing the internet when you suddenly receive an intriguing email. The IRS has written to inform you that because you have been a good taxpayer, you are entitled to a refund of your taxes. Excited, you click on the link they sent you, fill out your information, and send the form. After spending several days waiting to receive your refund, you realize that you have been a victim of fraud and someone has now stolen your identity. In this post, we are going to talk about the scams that are being received from people posing as members of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and how you can prevent this from happening to you.
The IRS is warning about a strong surge in identity theft. Scammers are sending messages and emails where they promise refunds or help to solve supposed legal problems that taxpayers have with the IRS in Alabama.
The IRS has also reported emails telling people to claim their tax refund online, and by clicking on the link, the scammers obtain all the victim’s personal information.
Normally, these messages have spelling errors, and the emails are also very strange, and not formal. One must be very cautious with this and not be easily convinced to fall into these traps.
There are also scams where they tell taxpayers to claim their tax refund online, playing with the idea that the person failed to receive previous money. Thieves know that the concept of free money is quite tempting, and that’s why people often fall into these types of scams.
The correct thing would be to look up the IRS’s phone number on the website and call them, or go to an IRS office near your residence in Alabama and ask if there is really a problem. The IRS says they never contact taxpayers by email, text message, or social media.
Please never click on these links where they will ask for your personal information. You must be skeptical about this information. Remember, take this legal information into account because it is very useful for you in Alabama.