Category Archives: Scams

Scam Alert! “IP PIN” Emails

SCAM alert! Just got this one from a client. This is an email with a Word document attached, supposedly providing them a new Identity Protection PIN. While the IRS does provide some taxpayers an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) if … Continue reading

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Another Tax Scam

Tax scams are, unfortunately, a common way for criminals to gain access to your personal information and use the information to steal your identity.  A friend of mine posted this message about yet another tax scam happening. These scams tend … Continue reading

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Watch out for Corporate Records Services scam

A client of mine asked me about completing a form and paying $125.00 to a company called Corporate Records Services. They sent him a very official looking letter asking for corporate information and a check for $125.00. For a sample … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Email Scam Contains Virus

A new email circulating purports to be from Intuit and claims that “you will not be able to access your Intuit QuickBooks” without an updated security tool. Here is a screen capture of that email: The email contains a link … Continue reading

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The Latest Scam—Don’t be a Victim!

Last week, we cautioned you about Internet scams aimed at tricking you into divulging information that will compromise your identity. That article described how Internet crooks disguise themselves as the IRS in an attempt to steal your identity. The IRS … Continue reading

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Don’t be Scammed by Tax Season Cyber Criminals

Now that tax season is upon us, so are the e-mail scammers pretending to be the IRS. Most of these scams fraudulently use the IRS name, logo, and/or website header as a lure to make the communication appear more authentic … Continue reading

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Beware when choosing a tax resolution company

You’ve probably seen or heard the commercial of tax resolution companies claiming to have saved tax payers thousands, if not millions, of dollars in IRS tax debt.  One ad claims their IRS debt went from $100,000 to a few thousand dollars.  … Continue reading

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IRS Warns of EFTPS Phishing Scam

The IRS has issued a warning about a fraudulent scheme targeting Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) users. The scheme uses an e-mail claiming that the user’s tax payment was rejected and directs the user to a website for additional … Continue reading

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New IRS Phishing Email

I wanted to alert you to an email circulating today that purports to be coming from the IRS.  If you receive this email, DO NOT RESPOND or click on any of the links contained in that email. Here is a … Continue reading

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