Scammers work harder during tax time

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- It’s officially tax season and that means scammers are working even harder to get your personal information.

Financial experts advise you to be cautious of phone calls, letters and emails that demand urgent responses and ask for personal information.

“They're calling around this time when it's tax season, and they want to know, 'Hey can you confirm your social security number, so that we can make sure we have the right person.' You’re the security administration you should know it already,” says Edward Jones financial advisor Desmond Douglas.

If you believe a scammer has contacted you by phone or e-mail you can forward the message or report the number to phishing@irs.gov.



 
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