Identity Theft

IRS Arrests 11 for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Schemes

IRS Arrests 11 for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Schemes

Internal Revenue Service has been increasing its efforts to crack down in recent weeks on tax-related identity theft, working with the Justice Department and federal prosecutors.

IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams!

IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams!

Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information. Remember IRS will never call to demand immediate payment, or threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying. Keeping digital information safe is a key point as well.

The Social Security Administration Warns On Phone Scams

The Social Security Administration Warns On Phone Scams

The Social Security Administration issued a warning today about an ongoing Office of the Inspector General (OIG) impersonation scheme. The scheme echoes a pattern where thieves pretend to be from government agencies, like those involving scammers posing as callers from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).