Tax season is here, and with it come scams and frauds that target unsuspecting taxpayers. The Attorney General of Oregon, Ellen Rosenblum, has issued a warning and provided some tips to help people stay safe. Be wary of government imposter scams, in which scammers pose as representatives of government agencies or businesses. These scams often involve requests for personal information, immediate payments, or even threats. As Rosenblum notes, “Oregonians should know that local, state, and federal government agencies will never ask consumers to send money or make payments via a wire transfer, pre-paid gift card or by purchasing cryptocurrency.”
Don’t let scammers take a bite out of your wallet this tax season. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!