It’s tax season. Oh boy! That means you’ll soon be getting your W2’s and 1099’s and you might even hear from some scumbags!
Every tax season fraudsters, scumbags and hackers crawl out of their holes to try to take your money by pretending to be associated with the IRS.
Here’s how to protect yourself and what to look out for:
The IRS will not email you.
The IRS will not text you.
The IRS will not DM you.
In very rare instances, they may call. But only after they send a letter.
So if anyone contacts you by any other way than snail mail, you’ve got your first clue it’s not legit.
Rule #2 is “See Rule #1”
If you forget Rule #1 (and Rule #2) and the cockroaches actually get through to you, here’s what they might tell you.
The rules for protecting yourself against tax scams are the same rules for protecting yourself against any financial fraudsters.
And if you’re looking for a laugh, have a little fun with them like this guy did.