Imagine this: Someone claiming he's from the IRS calls and says you owe money. He demands you to pay via a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. Do you send the money? If you answered yes, you walked right into a scam.
As if filing your taxes isn't stressful enough, now you've got to make sure crooks don't file a fraudulent return using your identity to claim a refund! Folks, it's tax time identity theft and the IRS say these criminal cases are on the rise.