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    Lookout for New Social Security Number Scams

    Posted by Steve Hood on Nov 7, 2019 9:49:43 AM

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    There are new variations of Tax Related Scams going around and we want you to be aware!

    The latest twist on a scam related to Social Security Numbers is where scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel the victim’s Social Security Number.  The scammers may mention overdue taxes in addition to threatening to cancel the person’s Social Security Number.

    Please remember, the IRS and its authorized private collection agencies will never:

    1.  Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as debit card, credit card, gift cards or wire transfers.
    2. Ask a person to make a payment to a person or organization other than the US Treasury
    3. Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law enforcement agencies to arrest the taxpayer for not paying
    4. Demand taxes to be paid without giving the person the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.

    Taxpayers should not give out sensitive information over the phone unless they are positive they know the caller is legitimate. When in doubt –hang up.

     

    If you would like to speak to one of our tax specialists for more information, please call: 1 (866) 760-0940, visit our website, or send a note to Miranda.Hawk@brixeyandmeyer.com to setup a time to speak.  

    Topics: brixey and meyer, ohio, Tax, Tax Team, 2019, Scam Prevention

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