Tax Refund Scams (ASL) - YouTube video text script
Hi, I’m Patti and I work for the IRS.
You may have already filed your tax return and may not be thinking about taxes, but tax scammers are always thinking about ways to take your money.
The IRS has seen an increase in tax scams preying on senior citizens and low-income taxpayers.
Some of the most common scams involve con artists who lure their victims into filing false claims for tax credits, rebates or refunds based on withholding from their Social Security benefits.
Tax scammers also use flyers and brochures advertising “free money from the IRS" with little or no documentation required.
In the end, not only do the victims lose the money they have paid the scammer, but they also learn their claims are rejected, or worse, they have to return the money to the
IRS, plus penalties and interest.
Don't fall for it.
And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
To learn more about tax scams, go to www.IRS.gov