WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every Wednesday, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Here’s this week’s edition:
Everyone is guilty of procrastinating from time to time, but one place where it doesn’t pay to wait is doing your taxes.
Scammers take full advantage of opportunities during tax filing season to make a fast buck.
They commit tax identity theft by filing a phony tax return using victims’ personal information to get a refund.
To protect yourself against this scam, file your return as early as possible, use a secure Internet connection if you file electronically, or mail your tax return directly from the post office.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.
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