Refund scams involve fraudsters that are using stolen tax information to file fraudulent tax refunds. These are then deposited into a stolen client’s account, and then moved to a cybercriminal posing as an IRS agent. The fake agent then informs the client that the refund needs to be returned.
- Contacted by an individual claiming they are contacting you to recover money, merchandise, or prizes you never received as long as you pay an advancement fee.
- Asked to wire money.
- Asked to receive/send funds from/to another party.
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