Tax season is in full swing and scammers are taking full advantage.
The Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top 12 tax-related scams in an effort to keep the public aware and safe from fraud.
"These scams are spreading and consumers need to understandthe risk of financial harm that can occur to them by providing personalinformation and sending money to scammers" Dennis Horton, director of theRockford Office of the Better Business Bureau, said. "The best protection is suspiciondon't put your trust in any unknown person who contacts you."
You can keep yourself safe by never giving out personal information over the phone, hang up the phone if someone asks you for it, delete suspicious emails, and report the incident at 1-800-366-4484.
You can learn more at www.bbb.org.
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