Taxpayers shouldn’t let gift card scammers ruin the holidays
Published 6:58 am Monday, November 28, 2022
During the holiday season, taxpayers should be aware of gift card scams thieves commonly use this time of year. Con artists will target taxpayers by asking them to pay a fake tax bill with gift cards. They may also use a compromised email account to send emails requesting gift card purchases for friends, family or co-workers.
This scam is easy to avoid if taxpayers remember that the IRS never asks for or accepts gift cards as payment for a tax bill.
Here’s how this scam usually happens:
- The most common way scammers request gift cards is over the phone through a government…