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Avoiding Tax Scams


A Message From Our President and CEO, Steve Cordisco


Dear Member,

The 2024 tax season is here. Before you file, be aware of impersonation scams. Here are some tips and things to look out for:

  • The IRS will only contact you by mail. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asks for banking information to deposit a refund or tells you that you owe back taxes and you need to send the funds immediately simply hang up. Do not offer any information.
  • Sending fake missed delivery notification text. Scammers send fake text messages of a missed delivery asking for a fee before it can be re-delivered. Delivey charges are completed and disclosed at the time of purchase.
  • The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via email, text messages or social media to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.
  • Always keep your Social Security number and other personal or financial information safe.
  • Only work with reputable tax preparers. If you are preparing your taxes yourself, be sure you are using the authorized software from that tax service and that your anti-virus software is up to date. You should never use a public computer to complete your taxes.
  • Get an Identity Protection (IP) PIN from the IRS. Adding this to your tax return will insure that only your filed tax return will be accepted.

If you have questions or feel you are being scammed, call the Internal Revenue Service and notify the Better Business Bureau. Both groups monitor attempted fraud through scam trackers.

Thank you for being a member of ACCESS Credit Union, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,
Stephen Cordisco, CEO
ACCESS Credit Union


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