Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stratford Police Warn of IRS Scams

Are you a tax preparer? Be wary of clicking any strange emails. One phishing scam sends tax professionals a bogus email asking them to update the information in their IRS e-services portal and their electronic filing numbers, according to police. The emails do not come from the IRS and the links are part of a scam, so police said to ignore such emails. Then there's a phone scam targeting taxpayers, police said. Scammers impersonating IRS employees call under fake names and false IRS identification badge numbers and tell victims they owe money that must be paid through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer, police said.