Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2024

    Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2023
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    Last Updated on March 13, 2024

    With the tax filing season well underway, it’ll come as no surprise that copycat versions of the IRS website are aplenty. These pages are designed to trick would-be victims into parting with their personal and/or financial data. Read on to learn more. 

    Popular Tax Scams 2024

    Fake IRS websites 

    We’ve recently detected lots of copycat versions of the IRS website looking to trick people into inputting their valuable personal and financial information. Although these fake websites often look the part, they’re all scammer controlled, and any information entered onto them will be sent directly to the scammers. Below are a few examples: 

    Popular Tax Scams 2023 - Fake IRS websites (1.1)
    Example one (1/2)
    Popular Tax Scams 2023 - Fake IRS websites (1.2)
    Example one (2/2)
    Popular Tax Scams 2023 - Fake IRS websites (2.1)
    Example two (1/3)
    Popular Tax Scams 2023 - Fake IRS websites (2.2)
    Example two (2/3)
    Popular Tax Scams 2023 - Fake IRS websites (2.3)
    Example two (3/3)

    As you can see from the screenshots, the scammers are after lots of very valuable personal information — even the maiden names of the victims’ mothers! 

    Fake IRS websites like the ones in the screenshots above are commonly sent out via text message and email. Never click on links from unknown sources. The real IRS website is www.irs.gov, and any other site claiming to be it is fake. 

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