Tax Filing Scams

Don O’Brien, investigations manager for the Better Business Bureau, says tax filing scams are common this time of year…

O’Brien says the IRS will not contact you by phone, and if you receive a call from someone claiming to be the IRS, it’s a potential scam.

One of the ways the IRS can help you protect yourself from scam threats is to obtain an identity protection pin. Additional information to help you avoid scams can be found online at