With the tax deadline fast approaching, the I.R.S. is warning tax payers about the threat of scams.
Scammers will use a variety of ways to pretend to be from the I.R.S. when they really aren’t.
They can also claim to be with a business asking the recipient to pay a fake invoice.
They might pose as an employee seeking to re-route a direct deposit, or as someone the taxpayer trusts or recognizes, such as an executive, to initiate a wire transfer.
The I.R.S. also warns people not to open up unfamiliar e-mails or links.