But the story doesn’t end there. Scammers are always trying out new methods to scare and intimidate Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. Phishing is a term that developed in the 1990’s where online thieves used a wide net to fish for potential victims. It was commonplace for computer hackers to deliberately misspell words and hence the term “phishing” was coined to describe their scam.
There are many different types of phishing scams and other schemes using the IRS name. We will explain a common telephone scheme in this article. Click here to see the full list from IRS.gov! Read More