5. “Free Money” from the IRS & Tax Scams Involving Social Security
Beware of false advertisements for free money from the IRS, suggesting that anyone can file a tax return with little or no documentation. Tax tricksters prey on low-income individuals and the elderly, and will often distribute feign fliers in churches.
A number of Social Security scams will also make the rounds this year. Scammers will entice the unsuspecting with promises of non-existent Social Security refunds or rebates.
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