IRS warns of scammers even after filing deadline

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COLUMBIA – Tax Day is April 17 this year, and the Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers that scammers are still a cause for concern even after the papers are sent in.Phone scams have reached second place on the "Dirty Dozen" list the IRS produces each year. The goal of the list is to raise awareness of the 12 biggest scam affecting taxpayers in a given year.The rate of imposter scams has increased dramatically over the last several years, according to the Consumer Sentinel Network. The 2016 tax season saw a record 406,000 reported scam calls from people trying to take money from taxpayers.Emails have also become a problem."The 'IRS Refunds' scam is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to trick people into opening a link or attachment...

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IRS warns of scammers even after filing deadline

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