Protecting Older Americans Against the Top Scam: IRS Impersonations

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Protecting Older Americans Against the Top Scam: IRS Impersonations

Posted On: April 3, 2018 by BANK in: Cyber Safety

No age group is immune to scams. It can happen to any age group, income level and gender. Scammers are no respecter to persons when it comes to getting your money. However, seniors should be protective of their finances, as they are more likely to have significant life savings and great credit. They also may be unsure of who to report fraud to, or don’t out of shame. This makes them a great target for scams. Unfortunately, the top scam among older Americans is IRS Impersonations. Why IRS Impersonations? Taxes and money are linked, so being able to access someone’s tax account gives them extensive amounts of highly personal information. This information can be serviced into capital. Telephone Scams They may receive a phone call from the scammer, claiming to be from the IRS. They will give a fake name, badge number and even call from a Washington area code so they seem more legitimized.  This is called Caller-ID spoofing. They say they are following up

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