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(1/19/16) - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning today advising taxpayers to be on alert for aggressive phone scammers who are posing as IRS agents.
Scam artists are developing new scare tactics to trick taxpayers into providing confidential financial information, or making a fake tax payment to the offender.
Scammers have expanded their approach, targeting virtually anyone. They often angrily demand payment over the phone, threatening unpleasant things, such as police arrest and deportation, if their demands are not met.
The IRS would like to remind taxpayers not to confuse the official IRS site, IRS.gov, with sites claiming to be the IRS but ending in designations such as .com, .net, or .org. Additionally, IRS representatives would not threaten arrest, or demand payment over the phone or call about taxes owed without first mailing you a letter. They will never ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.[Read More...]
If you believe you have been targeted in this scam, the IRS recommends that you take the following steps:
Last fall, SERS began hosting an informational series that covered a variety of topics of interest to retirees.
We are continuing this series and hope to see you at our next meeting on Friday, March 18, 2016. The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the O’Keefe Center of SERS headquarters, 300 E. Broad St., 43215, in Columbus.
Topics will include Social Security issues, fraud prevention, and basics about Medicare. Presentations will feature experts from Social Security, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), and SERS.
We will end with a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. Although the series is free of charge, space is limited, so be sure to register in advance.
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