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Tax Scam Targets Social Security Recipients in Ohio

September 6th

tax scamThe Internal Revenue Service has put out an alert, asking Social Security recipients in the state of Ohio to be on guard against a tax scam targeting Social Security recipients. These scams, in most cases, have been targeting elderly taxpayers, trying to entice them to file false tax returns.

The IRS has noticed a recent increase in tax-return-related scams involving senior citizens and others who normally do not have a filing requirement. Those affected most often live in the Midwest, though incidences are spreading nationwide to many other states, including Ohio.


How To Recognize Social Security Tax Scams

Those conducting these scams typically pose as tax return preparers or tax lawyers. They have mostly been targeting the elderly and others who receive Social Security benefits, as well as individuals who would not normally owe anything in tax. These taxpayers are fooled into believed they ought to file a tax return with the IRS. They are told they will receive money to which, in actuality, they are not entitled.

Potential victims should be wary of anyone claiming to be a tax professional, proposing large tax refunds. Scammers are using the false promises large refunds to lure victims into paying for the preparation and filing of the fraudulent tax returns.

Victims not only give away the funds to prepare the false returns, but also end up compromising their personal and financial information. This can leave them open to ID theft and other tax scams in the future. It is therefore extremely important to always ask for the credentials of any tax professional before handing over payment.




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