File your income tax return early to protect against IRS scammers
Scammers don’t only target your Social Security benefits; they also target your Federal income tax refund. Once they have your personal information they can fairly easily file a fraudulent Federal income tax return to claim a refund and have it deposited in a fake bank account, which you won’t know about until well after you file your true return and the IRS notifies you that you filed a duplicate. The best way to prevent scammers from getting a refund which is actually yours is to file your Federal Income Tax return as early as possible. As explained by the Better Business Bureau’s Adam Price in this consumer tip appearing in the Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald, you should file your taxes sooner rather than later. Click here to read more.