According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States’ tax season will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns. Unfortunately, tax season also means tax scams. Better Business Bureau issues a warning about con artists who uses individuals’ personal information to file phony tax returns and steal refunds.
How the Scam Works
Scammers steal tax information in several ways, such as a phishing scam, a corrupt tax preparation service, or the information was exposed in a hack or data breach. Sometimes tax scammers file in the name of a deceased person or steal children’s identities to claim them as dependents.
Online filers that go…