Don’t be a Victim of Fraud / Scams!

Posted on: July 23, 2015

On May 5, 2015, we posted a blog on common Telephone Scams as reported by the Internal Revenue Service.  We continue to receive calls from clients at least once a week that have been contacted either by phone or email as potential victims of a scam.  Remember, the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue will not call you and threaten an arrest for non-payment.

Scams continue to grow in complexity with the vast amount of information available on the internet and tend to focus more on vulnerable individuals. Recently scams targeting Senior Citizens have been on the rise.   The Cobb County Police Department recently published an article called “Scams Targeting Seniors”.  The information and advice in this article is good for everyone.  We have received permission to share this information directly with our clients.  Click here to read the article:

http://cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1719&Itemid=919

If you have received notification from someone claiming to be a taxing agency, please contact us for assistance.  Likewise, if you believe you have been a victim of fraud, we can assist you with proper notification to the Internal Revenue Service.