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IRS Warns Tax Preparers About A New Refund Scam

Feb 6, 2018 CBS News

February 6, 2018

Only a few days into the tax-filing season, the IRS is sounding an alarm about a new tax scam. Specifically, it’s warning tax preparers to be on guard about the scam, which is aimed at stealing taxpayers’ refunds by using data compromised in tax preparers’ offices. 

The agency said it has already received a number of fake tax returns that had accurate taxpayer names, addresses, Social Security numbers and even bank account information for the victims…