TaxPersonal TaxFraudsters use fake rebates to trick taxpayers

Fraudsters use fake rebates to trick taxpayers

US identity thieves using fake tax rebates to steal personal information, Internal Revenue Service warns

A band of identity thieves operating in the US is offering taxpayers false
tax rebates in order to steal their personal information, the US Internal
Revenue Service has warned.

According to one scheme, AP reports, the gangs contact taxpayers by
telephone an claim that they can only receive a rebate by furnishing bank
account information in order to obtain a direct deposit.

The IRS emphasised that it did not collect information on the telephone and
that at the present time there was no legislation in place offering tax rebates.

Last week the US government approved tax rebates of $600 (£302) and $1200 for
individuals and couples respectively, and another $300 per child.

Further reading:

To catch a data thief

British police foil Nigerian
fraudsters

Related Articles

HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

6d Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

1w Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

Corporate Tax HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Rangers tax case to have ‘dramatic’ consequences for football and business

Legal Rangers tax case to have ‘dramatic’ consequences for football and business

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter