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IRS Warns Of Tax Refund Scams, Fake Refund Checks From Criminals

The IRS is warning tax payers of a new fraud scheme to look out for this tax season.
A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington May 27, 2015. Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers. (Photo/REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
The agency said false tax refunds are being deposited into tax payer’s bank accounts by criminals.
Crooks then pose as tax agents and call victims by phone, threatening them to return the money.
The IRS said they do not call tax payers, and if you do get a call you should promptly contact the agency.
Officials believe the scheme began from a recent data breach of personal tax records.
In the span of just a few days, the number of potential victims has soared from a few hundred to several thousand

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