#ScamAlert: Be very careful with this individual so you don’t become his next victim! Share it with friends, family and someone you care so they don’t fall for this scam. If you see something say something call #shmira 718-871-4444 and 911. #itsascam#letyourfriendsknow
Here’s how the IRS contacts taxpayers Everyone should know how the IRS contacts taxpayers. This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of stealing personal information. Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers: • The IRS doesn't normally initiate contact with taxpayers by email. • The agency does not send text messages or contact people through social media. • When the IRS needs to contact a taxpayer, the first contact is normally by letter delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Fraudsters will send fake documents through the mail, and in some cases will claim they already notified a taxpayer by U.S. mail. • Depending on the situation, IRS employees may first call or visit with a taxpayer. In some instances, the IRS sends a letter or written notice to a taxpayer in advance, but not always. • IRS revenue agents or tax compliance officers may call a taxpayer or tax professional after mailing a notice to confirm an appointment or to discuss items for a scheduled audit. • Private debt collectors can call taxpayers for the collection of certain outstanding inactive tax liabilities, but only after the taxpayer and their representative have received written notice. • IRS revenue officers and agents routinely make unannounced visits to a taxpayer’s home or place of business to discuss taxes owed, delinquent tax returns or a business falling behind on payroll tax deposits. IRS revenue officers will request payment of taxes owed by the taxpayer. However, taxpayers should remember that payment will never be requested to a source other than the U.S. Treasury. • When visited by someone from the IRS, the taxpayers should always ask for credentials. IRS representatives can always provide two forms of official credentials: a pocket commission and a Personal Identity Verification Credential. #scamalert#identitytheft#irs#dontbefooled#itsacrazyworld#getajobscammers#beaware
. ATT TRAVELERS: *'NEW HOTEL SCAM!!* This is one of the smartest scams out there. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they don't retain the card. You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) *room 620* - which happens to be your room. The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: *'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information.* *Please re-read me your credit card numbers and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'* Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front desk you oblige. But actually, *it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel*. They have asked for a *random room number*, then *ask you for your credit card and address information.* *They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk.* If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, *tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems.* Then, *go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem.* If there was none, *inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.* *All traveling often should be aware of this one!* #scam#scamalert#travelscam#teaverscam#hotelscam#travelconcierge#bealert#scamalert
Apparently I woke up stupid this morning. Got an email from “Wells Fargo Online” saying there’s a hold on my deposit and I need to log in to check my account. Well that’s not possible since I don’t bank with them. Checked to see who the email is from. Hmmm not Wells Fargo!! Surprised 😲 not!! Somebody tell ya people to get a job!! #scamalert#iwasborninthedaybutnottoday#goandcomeagain#youtried#butfailed
There's a new scam on the rise where scammers trick you into thinking they've kidnapped your children for ransom. Dr. Oz teaches 4 tips to keep yourself (and your wallet) safe from this scan tonight at 10PM.