The Best Ways Idahoans Can Protect Themselves from Tax Scammers
The tax deadline is approaching (April 18th) and the scammers are out in full force. It's important to keep your eyes peeled and aware of anything that looks suspicious. Scammers are utilizing a variety of methods to steal your info and in some cases even file your taxes for you as Meridian Police have previously shared.
A lot of these are pretty obvious and should raise flags but scammers are always getting creative. You'll also want to watch out for any scammers who may use fear tactics and pressure to force you to pay "or else."
When in doubt, it's never a bad thing to be "too careful." I would highly recommend that you set up an account over at IRS.gov regardless of how you file. It will give you access to everything you need including important tax documents and dates that you may have received them. Knowledge is power and it's important to keep a leg up on these pesky scammers. Let's dive into some of the tips from the IRS and Meridian Police Department.