Tax scams run rampant around tax time every year, cheating hard-working people out of their money. Some people are really good at spotting scams and fraud, while others are easy targets.
To make matters worse, tax scammers are getting increasingly clever in how they present themselves and their scams. If you believe you are the victim of fraud, you should contact a trusted tax scams attorney in Sarasota Florida right away
The Law Office of Mary King has extensive experience in dealing with all matters of tax law, including fraud and scam attempts. What’s more, Attorney King deals with the IRS on a regular basis and has done so for years. As such, you can trust that you are investing in a qualified expert who is equipped to assist you with all of your tax-related needs. Whether you are an individual or a business owner, Mary E. King can assist you in overcoming your tax concerns and work toward helping you gain your financial freedom.
How to Spot a Scam
To assist you in avoiding potential tax scams, let’s look at some telltale signs that will help you spot scammers before they target you.
First of all, the IRS is extremely selective in the way it communicates with the public. As such, you will rarely get a phone call from them. Instead, the IRS typically prefers to use standard mail to communicate. In the event that you owe the IRS money, they will mail you official notices to remind you. The only time you will get a phone call from the IRS or a visit in person is when several mailed notifications have not been answered.
So if you get calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding that you send them money, it’s most likely a scam. The IRS will also never ask you to make payments with prepaid debit cards or gift cards, which are common scams that many people fall for.
Furthermore, the IRS doesn’t make threats or threaten to get local police involved if you don’t pay. Rather, the IRS will mail you notices explaining what you owe and even give you the chance to appeal the balance that they claim you owe.
IRS like to target educational institutions, such as students and faculty, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come after others. As such, you should always be mindful of scams by knowing what to look for.
Some of the more popular tax scams used today include the SSN Scam, where scammers contact you claiming to be from the IRS and threaten to suspend or cancel your Social Security Number until you send “them” a payment.
Your SSN can never be suspended or canceled, so this scam should serve as an immediate red flag. Other prominent scams include those related to unemployment benefits and stolen identities.
Scammers are stealing identities and signing up for and receiving unemployment in someone else’s name. You should therefore take extra steps to secure your personal information at all costs. Never share your login or password data with anyone. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS who asks for your online login information — whether it’s for your online banking account, Facebook, or otherwise — promptly terminate communication and block the contact.
If you are at all suspicious about tax-related activity, it’s best to contact an experienced tax scams attorney in Florida to assist you.
Secure the Services of the Law Offices of Mary E. King
We encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Mary E. King. Tax scams are becoming increasingly prominent and can cause you extensive problems. It is always better to have someone in your corner who knows how the IRS operates and related tax matters. Attorney Mary King is just the expert you need to assist you in tax scams and other legalities.
If you believe you are the victim of a tax scam, please contact the Law Offices of Mary E. King. They have spent years assisting Florida residents and business owners on various debt and tax matters and can offer the attention and expertise you need to overcome your tax issue
With so much experience and accolades, it’s no wonder why Mary King has an A+ rating from the Florida Better Business Bureau. If you have tax scam or IRS concerns of any kind, setting up an initial consultation with Mary E. King is the first step towards financial freedom
The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.